default cache_stoplist question

From: Jon Peatfield <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 00:36:12 +0100

Can someone explain to me (in short words) why the default squid
cache_stoplist contains '?' (and 'cgi-bin' for that matter)?

As I understand http a GET request is always idempotent, so can be cached
unless for some reason the server knows best (in which case it should say so).
 If a request can case a change of state in the server then it ought to use

Which sites would cause problems if I set this to allow everything to be

[ As an aside why do so many sites use POST for things which would work happily
  as GETs and thus be cached? ]

 -- Jon
Received on Wed Oct 15 1997 - 16:39:32 MDT

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