Re: Apache & Expires header

From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 15:04:23 +0100 (CET)


Pete Philips typed this originally:
> Being a keen advocate of web caching, I've decided I'd better start being a
> good citizen and use Expires headers. I'm using Apache 1.1.1 and can't
> see any easy way to get this header onto my pages!
> Apache supports MetaDir and MetaSuffix but this isn't much use as the
> expiry time is fixed in a .meta file and so much be continually updated.
> I could use a script that generates expirys on the fly but then how would
> I apply that to ordinary .html files?
> This sounds like an FAQ but I can't find the answer anywhere! How do other
> sites handle the Expires header?
> Many thanks,
> Pete Philips

What do you think of adding a comment to all Web pages
like <!--expires 1000 > and then write a script which expands
this comments from the pages and builds a MetaSuffix/MetaDir.

Why not let Apache serve Last-Modified. Still good enough to calculate


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