Re: rethinking caching

In message <>, David Robinson writes:
>>Most of the current proposals for headers back and forth don't handle
>>this situation correctly. Yet a straight-forward enumeration of
>>'depends-on' in the return from the server to the proxy, along with
>>proxy services that preserve that information and also all headers
>>that comprise the things the value returned depended upon, would be a
>>good first step. For some headers, (accept, for example), you need
>>more than merely knowing what it depended upon, but also the WAY in
>>which it depended upon the original data, so that the proxy itself can
>>decide whether a cached item is appropriate.
>Absolutely. A Vary: 1#(http-header-name) header returned by the server
>would help solve this problem.

I like this syntax. The URI header would work, but this is short and
to the point.


Received on Wednesday, 20 December 1995 10:20:34 UTC