Re: META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" ..... (fwd)

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 09:01:08 -0600

Ross Wheeler writes:

>I'm finding blank walls everywhere I look on this, yet I'm sure it's a
>common question. Perhaps someone can point me to where it's been covered?
>I recently upgraded squid to 1.1.22 only to find that somewhere the
>behaviour has changed *slightly* (I think).
>Our home page, which is generated on the fly, includes some SSI stuff
>that is user specific. Ie, depending on who you are, you get a different
>page. Squid is now serving "" as a TCP_HIT most
>of the time, resulting in people getting the WRONG data!
>I thought I could be cute and use the following:
><META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="Wed, 14 Oct 1997 06:41:40 GMT">
>in the page, which is set to about a year ago, and should be well and
>truely expired! yet it STILL says TCP_HIT!

It is up to your HTTP server to interpret META HTTP-EQUIV in the HTML
file and turn it into a HTTP reply header.

Squid never looks at the HTML.

Duane W.
Received on Wed Oct 14 1998 - 09:05:41 MDT

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