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[Bug 7689] Cache-defeating semantics are not defined

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:27:41 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-09-30 07:27:40 ---
> From step 7.2 of Section 6.9.4, a non-normative note says
> [[
> HTTP caching rules, such as Cache-Control: no-store, are ignored for the
> purposes of the application cache update process.
> ]]
> This contradiction suggests to me that all cache-related semantics need to be
> specified to the same level of rigor. 

This isn't a contradiction; it's a description of what the algorithm already
does. That is, the algorithm caches data from the server regardless of the
Cache-Control headers _from_ the server.

The bit you quoted at the very top of this bug is about user agents sending
cache-related headers _to_ the server, which is completely unrelated.

> My proposal is to either be specific in a normative manner about the kinds of
> cache semantics that must be ignored or may be permitted. The specific
> semantics that are actually applied are then bounded in this range.

Do you have any suggestions for what should _not_ be permitted? I don't really
understand what this would look like.

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