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Re: SHOULD-level requirements in p6-caching

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:21:26 +0000
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <42932.1302258086@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <4D9EE070.6010008@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:

>> Each cookies should have an attribute that tells if they should
>> affect the Vary/hash-key or not.
>Well, if we were to change cookies-as-used-in-the-wild, then we just 
>should tell producers to send the Vary header if they need to.

Only if we teach Vary about cookies...

The problem is that some cookies matter (user-id) and some don't
(statistics-tracking) for caching purposes.

The easiest way would be to have the cookies themselves tell us.

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