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From "Ryan Tate" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Reverse proxy cache control problems
Date Mon, 31 Dec 2007 07:28:13 GMT
"Axel-Stephane  SMORGRAV" wrote:
> You are exactly right. However, the real question is: why does the request contain
> that max-age directive?

Because the "Reload" button was hit in Firefox. Try simply to just hit
"Enter" in the URL bar or copy/past the URL into a new tab, you will
find the max-age header is then omitted.

Firefox assumes that when the user hits "reload" he wants everything
as fresh as possible. And most of the time only a small minority of
traffic comes from people hitting "Reload" so you may be able to use
"CacheIgnoreCacheControl Off" and keep most of your performance gains.

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