Re: Fact-checking: do any in-service proxy caches ever ignore

In message <199703190831.JAA04987@wsooti08>, Koen Holtman writes:
>What I remember (though my memory may be faulty) about New Zealand
>educational caches is this:  at the http BOF at www5, when we were discussing
>the HTTP/1.1 caching design, someone connected to the New Zealand caches
>wanted it to be possible for a compliant HTTP/1.1 cache to ignore all
>attempts at a `reload' if the user was accessing some sites with a `low
>educational value'.  The cache would just keep returning the old cached
>object (with a warning) instead of revalidating with the origin server.

Actually, that was someone connected with the UK educational/research
caches, but the result is the same.


Received on Thursday, 20 March 1997 12:08:40 UTC