Re: caching authenticated pages

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 00:41:32 +0200

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> In HTTP 1.1 it is actually possible to differentiade between 4 classes
> of authenticated objects by using the Cache-Control header:
> 1. Public objects
> 2. Cacheable objects requiring authentication from each user
> 3. Cacheable objects requiring authentication on each use
> 4. Uncacheable objects
> This aspect Cache-Control is more or less supported in 1.2beta
> (currently it supports the public notion, more is to come). It is not
> supported in 1.1.X as far as I know.

Correction: This is fully supported by 1.2beta. The cause to my
confusion was a grey area in RFC 2068 (the HTTP 1.1 specification). I
wish there was a world where one does not have to guess which section in
the same RFC that is the correct one...

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Wed Aug 19 1998 - 15:47:30 MDT

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