I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-hit-metering-03.txt

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       Title     : Simple Hit-Metering and Usage-Limiting for HTTP         
       Author(s) : J. Mogul, P. Leach
       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-hit-metering-03.txt
       Pages     : 34
       Date      : 07/07/1997

This document proposes a simple extension to HTTP, using a new ``Meter'' 
header, which permits a limited form of demographic information 
(colloquially called ``hit-counts'') to be reported by caches to origin 
servers, in a more efficient manner than the ``cache-busting'' techniques 
currently used.  It also permits an origin server to control the number of 
times a cache uses a cached response, and outlines a technique that origin 
servers can use to capture referral information without ``cache-busting.'' 

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