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From Paul Richards <>
Subject Re: cache verification
Date Tue, 05 Mar 1996 20:42:07 GMT
> I agree. That's not the problem. The problem is when there *is* no 
> Expires header. Currently the proxy module generates its own, based on 
> the Last-Modified header (*0.1 is the default), and uses that. The 
> probelm is *this* behavior. I agree that when an Expires header is 
> present, it should not check, but when one is not, it should always send 
> a conditional GET, just to check, since it has no way of knowing. This is 
> the way CERN works, and every other proxy I'm aware of.
> --// Alexei Kosut // <> // Lefler on IRC --//

Ok, that makes sense. I agree, if there's no Expire it should probably be
treated as 0 and a GET done.

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