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From Akash Jain <akash.delh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] GZIP DEFLATE and HTTPD
Date Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:59:26 GMT
Per Akamai Guy, Vary shows akamai that content can vary so akamai is not
caching, and this leading akamai to make requests to our webversion ...
We mostly just use JS and CSS to be served from akamai ..

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:09 AM, Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com> wrote:

>
> On 7 Aug 2013, at 21:02, Akash Jain wrote:
>
> > But all modern browsers support it, right ?
> > Are there any downsides for not using Vary:Accept Encoding  with
> mod_deflate?
>
> If you omit a Vary header, you're telling the cache you can't supply
> other variants.  That leaves the cache the choice of returning the
> wrong contents to some clients, or returning an error.  Or perhaps
> ignoring the HTTP spec and asking the backend every time,
> which would undermine all the benefits of HTTP cacheing.
>
> Sounds like akamai is broken.  Or rather, not configured to cache
> negotiated contents.  Does it also refuse to cache multilingual pages?
>
> --
> Nick Kew
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