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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: expires and doit
Date Wed, 01 Mar 1995 20:16:12 GMT
On Wed, 1 Mar 1995, David Robinson wrote:
> Nicolas wrote:
> >Can we elaborate a way to generate "Expire" mime headers for documents
> >outsite of cgi scripts ?
> How about the META html tag, which is allowed in the <HEAD> of a document?
> e.g.
> <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="Mon, 04 Dec 1995 21:29:02 GMT">
> httpd could parse such tags before sending out the document headers.

Except this doesn't work for non-HTML files and it requires the server to 
parse the file (at least until it sees a /HEAD) before even finishing its 
response headers.  I think this is out of the scope of our current 
project, frankly - a long term solution is an operating-system-level file 
system with metainformational capacity, though there aren't many of 
those. :)



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