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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_cache, expand impact of CacheIgnoreCacheControl
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2005 17:09:31 GMT
On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 06:01:35PM +0100, Sander Striker wrote:
> >While I think this is a good idea, I'd like to consider renaming this
> >particular directive as I think the name is really confusing.
> Does that mean you want me to hold off on committing this patch pending
> a directive rename?  Isn't that a seperate issue?

Nah, go ahead and commit if you like.  It's just that you brought up the point
of making the directive more intuitive - and I have problems from the word go
on this particular directive being intuitive.  It's not.

In order to understand what this directive does, you need to know what
Cache-Control from the RFC means - and that's not intuitive.  I'd like
something that expresses the concept that we will serve cached content even if
the client asks for 'fresh' content.

The closest I can come up with is 'CacheServeStale' - but that's not quite
right or even precise either.

> >My concern is that CacheIgnoreCacheControl only refers to the request's
> >Cache-Control not the origin response's Cache-Control header.  But, I like
> >that separation because having it refer to both is too coarse-grained, I 
> >think.
> Definately agreed.  Ignoring response Cache-Control is in another league 
> than
> ignoring the request Cache-Control.


> >But, I don't have any real ideas for what an alternative name is.  -- 
> >justin
> CacheIgnoreServerCacheControl?

Per above, I don't like the phrase Cache-Control.  -- justin

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