Re: Caching Servers Considered Harmful (was: Re: Finger URL)

Martijn Koster (
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 18:37:28 +0100

> Here's
> a real-life ramification of caching: for those using
> the HENSA server, our daily Dilbert comic strip is
> available only once every two weeks.)

Just wondering -- do you specify a Expired header for that file,
indicating it expires daily? If so any cache that doesn't honour it is
broken. If you don't, then what do you expect?

I know it isn't easy to do in most current server, but the facility
exists to circumvent that particular problem with caching.

-- Martijn
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