Re: page reloads

Victoria Baldwin (csfb1!
Wed, 31 May 1995 20:04:00 +0500

On May 31, 4:24pm, Kee Hinckley wrote:
> Subject: Re: page reloads
> At 7:59 AM 5/31/95, Jon Knight wrote:
> >Erm, it should do. Proxy caches shouldn't be caching any returns from
> >CGI scripts as these are likely to be dynamic documents (ie they can
> >change between invocations). If the CGI script is called and then
> Returns from CGI scripts work fine (that was the first option I gave). The
> problem is when the CGI script does a redirect to another document, and
> that document is cached. Unfortunately, when you are writing generic order
> forms, it's a lot easier to redirect to someone's order form than it is to
> try and read it off of the local disk (who knows where in the file
> structure) and print it out that way.

Also, any gif images that are sourced from the output of the CGI script are
cached. So if you have updated the sourced image, there is no way to force the
browser to re-read the image from the server instead of from the cache.

> Kee Hinckley Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81 617/721-6100
> I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
> responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
> everyone else's.
>-- End of excerpt from Kee Hinckley

Victoria Baldwin
CS First Boston