RE: Cacheing "CGI requests"

From: Stefan Rompf <>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 12:59:23 +0100

At 09:45 13.10.98 +1000, Mark Nottingham wrote:

>1. the CGI must produce a 'Last-Modified' header
>2. the CGI must determine when an If-Modified-Since request is made, and
>respond appropriately (304 Not Modified)

I prefer another way: Setting the Expires-Header should do and allows you
to tell cache and browsers exactly how long the response is valid instead
of relying on heuristics that have been designed with static documents in
mind (or not at all, when looking at some popular browsers ;-)

cu.. Stefan

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Received on Tue Oct 13 1998 - 10:08:33 MDT

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