Re: cache-defeating - new form seen

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 23:57:03 +0100

All situations where you protect information defeats caching (and makes
life more difficult in general).

IP protected information can be hard. All caches are then required to
have the same protection (if allowed to get the data)

User protected information is not cacheable at all.

Henrik Nordström
James R Grinter wrote:
> I was just puzzling over some odd things I observed this evening,
> when I realised that someone[*] has configured their server to return
> 403 Forbidden as well as a document's content, for their homepage.
> Thinking about it, I imagine that if I was requesting the document
> from within their network, I'd get its "real" content.
> Certainly it defeats caching though.
> -- jrg.
> [* Guilty party name available upon request ;-)]
Received on Thu Mar 06 1997 - 15:28:23 MST

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