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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject RE: Static file
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2002 22:26:29 GMT

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Chris Fong wrote:

> I have just done a little testing.  And I did see the Cache-Control header
> with mod_expires.  So, if I set the expiration date to be now, does it have
> the same effect as pragma no-cache?

Not necessarily.  If you want "no-cache", you should set it explictly.

> Also, if I set the symlink to be expire now while it's pointing something
> expire in 1 day, I found that apache doesn't care the setting of the
> destination file but just the symlink.  Is this something as design?  Anyone
> has an idea?

Yes, as I said:

> Apache looks at the settings for the original file, not the symlink.  Of
> course, you can and should easily confirm this yourself just by trying it
> out.


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