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Re: IE6 and Cache-Control headers

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 08:33:19 -0800
Message-Id: <DEC2F60F-3F9C-11D8-A987-00039396E15A@mnot.net>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
To: anzenews@volja.net

Cache implementations are not *required* to cache things when they're 
cacheable; they're only required to not cache them when they're 
uncacheable. Some browser cache implementations (not just IE) are quite 
simplistic and/or conservative, so they may not cache a lot of things 
that other caches will.


On Jan 4, 2004, at 7:44 AM, Anews wrote:

> Now: other browsers (Opera, Konqueror and Mozilla for Linux) obey and 
> check
> the server for newer versions, yet they allow me to issue 304 response 
> - the
> way it should be. But IE6 just doesn't cache the response. The weird 
> thing is
> that it works as expected on my production server (over LAN), but not 
> over
> Internet.
> Am I missing something? I tried "Cache-Control: private" too, but to no
> avail... 
Received on Monday, 5 January 2004 11:33:19 UTC

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