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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 23:16:45 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710092312320.2018@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Robert Sayre wrote:
> 
> Basically, I think offline caches should respect the Vary: HTTP header, 
> and maybe more. Applications will need to do this right anyway, if they 
> want to function correctly in the presence of ISP HTTP proxies (AOL, 
> TMobile, etc), corporate firewalls, and server-side stuff like Citrix 
> Netscalers.

The spec currently requires the "old" cache to be used as an HTTP cache 
with HTTP caching semantics obeyed, when updating.


On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Robert Sayre wrote:
> 
> Yes, I should have mentioned that I don't think an Offline API will be 
> able to handle Cache-Control:private stuff better than other proxies 
> unless it reinvents other HTTP caching mechanisms.

How does this compare to what the spec says today?


On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Robert Sayre wrote:
> 
> Here are some examples:
> http://www.djangobook.com/en/beta/chapter14/#cn125
> http://webmaster.info.aol.com/vary.html
> http://oregonstate.edu/~hopsonro/2006/10/01/internet-explorer-fails-to-explore-internet/
> http://www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/modgzipMSIECache.html
> 
> So, there you have it. mod_rewrite, mod_gzip, django, and AOL are
> pretty popular. And IE is kinda broken.

It's not clear to me what I'm supposed to do with these. :-)

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