Re: "Pragma: no-cache" header in request..

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 20:27:47 -0600

On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Avi Saxena wrote:

> When I set Microsoft IE or Netscape Navigator browsers to use my squid
> server as a proxy, they send the "Pragma: no-cache" header with the HTTP
> request which keeps my squid server from caching anything.
> Is it normal? How do I setup the browsers to use a caching proxy server and
> not send the "Pragma: no-cache' header.

no-cache in the request does not affect cachability of the response.

Instead, it forces the proxy to always forward your request, which
is essentially a cache miss.

no-cache is usually sent when you hit "Reload" but I can't imagine
why it would be sent for every request.

Duane W.
Received on Tue Sep 21 1999 - 20:39:07 MDT

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