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Re: HTTP response cacheability and query components

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:55:49 +0000
To: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
cc: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>, Sufian Rhazi <srhazi@imvu.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <97551.1382079349@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <alpine.LRH.2.01.1310171750220.17873@egate.xpasc.com>, David Morris writes:

>I didn't do an exhaustive search as to whether the query string value
>should be part of the cached content identification. 

It depends

Some sites use query-strings only for gathering statistics, and do not
consider it part of the object identity, other sites put the entire
object identity into the query string.

I suspect that Akamai leaves some way for this to be a configured customer preference.

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