Re: Getting sites to use Expires: headers

From: Dancer <>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 00:54:30 +1000

A WWW blacklist? :)


Michael Pelletier wrote:
> I've been pestering the Weather Channel website on and off for months
> and months to try to get them to implement Expires: headers in their
> radar maps so that Squid doesn't cache them too long. Same goes for
> NASA/JPL's Cassini Today page at
> <>. And yet, no response.
> I even sent specific instructions to NASA on how to implement meta
> files in Apache, the web server in use at JPL, to no avail.
> I really hate having to put refresh rules for every site that fails to
> use Expires: headers. Does anyone have any ideas on how we can
> motivate and/or educate these web admins on the benefits of caching
> and of using HTTP features that are cache-friendly?
> -Mike Pelletier.
> --
> "[It will] be very hard to increase browser share on the merits of
> [Internet Explorer] alone. It will be more important to leverage
> the OS asset to make people use IE instead of Navigator."
> -- Christian Wildfeuer, a Microsoft Manager

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