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RE: no caching? (correction to off topic response)

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 19:52:25 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A6E6@STAGECOACH>
To: www-html@w3.org
> From:	Mjumbe Ukweli [SMTP:mjumbewu@hotmail.com]
> <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache"/>
	[DJW:]  This uses a obsolete HTTP feature in an element that
	only works for some browsers and only for HTML pages.  It is
	only defined when used in client requests, not server responses.
	The nearest equivalent from a server does not prevent the storing
	of the page, only its use without revalidation; however user agents
	can normally override such policies, e.g. offline mode.

	See the HTTP (*NOT* HTML) specification for more details.  A large
	part of the HTTP 1.1 specification is about control of caches!

[DJW:]  Off topic because it is a help desk question and not about
HTML.  I replied to list to correct misleading information.
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