Re: HTML Objects.

From: Dancer <>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 12:35:56 +1100

Alessio Bragadini wrote:
> Nigel Metheringham:
> > No it does not - to calculate the checksum it would need to retreive
> > the file, which kind of defeats the object of If-Modified-Since
> > cacheing! Its done on dates alone. If HTTP returned some form of
> > signature in the header this would help.
> HTTP/1.1 does, by Content-MD5 header: it's a MD5 digest of the
> object. That leads to wonder when (and if) Squid should go to be fully
> 1.1-aware.

I think it should. HTTP/1.1 does lots of things for caches and cache
efficiency. It seems only fair to support it :) The MD5 digest would
certainly solve a lot of my redirection if it worked towards helping
rationalize the merging of cached objects with distinct URLs.

Received on Mon Dec 02 1996 - 18:42:15 MST

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