Re: Fernando Caba's question

From: Henny Bekker <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 23:29:10 +0200 (METDST)

Dear Anthony/Fernando,

> Fernando Caba <> writes:
> > The first problem is when any user in Netscape press the
> > reload button, the first proxy (proxy-http) request the page to the
> > second proxy, and this request to the provider too. Why don't any of the
> > two proxies cached the pages????!!!!!
> When you hit reload, Netscape adds a "no-cache" tag to the request, saying
> it wants the original page, not the version cached on any intermediate
> proxy. It's the user's way of saying "I think this page has been modified
> since I first loaded it". This can be very useful when you have a telnet
> window open to edit HTML source and you want to see what you've accomplished
> so far.
Not entirely true... Only when you do a Forced Reload (pressing SHIFT while
clicking Reload in netscape) it will add a Pragma: no-cache. If you press
just "Reload", the caching server will get it with a "If-Modified-Since Get"
(result-code 304)

Cheers, Henny

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