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Re: Content-lengths of dynamic objects

From: Rainer Klute <klute@nads.de>
Date: Tue, 09 May 1995 08:56:06 +0200
Message-Id: <199505090656.IAA11381@heike.nads.de>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>, klute@heike.nads.de
>Caching is a bad idea for something that changes length every time
>it's called. (Oh, quote-of-the-day, for example, or just the output
>from a request form.)

That's what the Expires header is good for, isn't it? See
<http://www.nads.de/NADS/Ueberblick/heute> for an example. This URL
gives you an overview of events in Düsseldorf and about for the
very day. It expires at the end of the day (local time in Germany).

(In fact, it is just a 302 Redirect message pointing to the real
document. To make the CERN httpd cache redirections, see my patch

Best regards
Rainer Klute

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