North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?

  • From: Stephen Satchell
  • Date: Sun Sep 16 11:01:48 2007

Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

Does browser caching still work these days? I thought all web admins disabled it on their servers because they can't be bothered to think about which cache directives to send along with each page. I can rarely return to a previously viewed page without the browser hitting the network, in any event.

Actually, browser caching is a function of the Web design tags, not the server. So, the decision to allow caching is on the page creator. On my own sites, I leave caching to the default unless there is a good reason to disable caching. One site I used to run, a warranty form processor, I disabled all caching -- at all levels -- because it was a database-driven site allowing updates from multiple people at the same time, so caching was highly inappropriate.

Caching use to bite me regularly when I was doing customer support. Which led to the mantra "Clear the cache!"