Re: Pragma: header and preventing caching in general

Rainer Klute (
Wed, 01 Jun 1994 16:15:51 +0200

>The second question: several occasions have arisen in which it would be useful
>for the remote server (not the client) to explicitly indicate that
>the document sent must not be cached. (For example, the case of WIRED,
>where fragments of copyrighted material are cached, but copyright is not
>on the individual fragments.) Can I suggest that the Pragma: no-cache header
>is added to the valid HTTP response headers?

Of course you can suggest that, but there is already the Expires: header which
gives the server complete control over when a document should be regarded
out-dated. If only information providers would support that header!

Best regards
Rainer Klute

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