Re: squid cache retrieval in place of errors

From: Wolfgang Ratzka <>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 12:38:59 +0200

>>>>> "DL" == David Luyer <> writes:

    DL> cannot be given such a warning, maybe the error page should
    DL> have a link to something like


    DL> titled, say, "An old cached copy is avaliable".

Which may or may not work for inlined images. An altogether better
solution (although not available yet) is to wait for HTTP/1.1 which
allows a cache to say "Hey this is maybe not current but it is the
newest I could get" via a HTTP header.

This of course requires an HTTP/1.1 compliant browser which inerprets
this kind of header and has its own way of alerting the user.

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Received on Mon Oct 14 1996 - 03:39:53 MDT

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