HTTP caching

(Only discussing aspects relevant to "origin" server. Specifically, skipping rules for cache and client-controlled behavior when irrelevant.)

  1. Conceptual model
  2. Issues
  3. Empiricism: actual performance, behavior patterns, implementations survey.
  4. Techniques


  1. A mess. Needs reorganizing.
  2. Resources:
    1. The standard: RFC2616: HTTP/1.1 (1999). (Currently(2008) being amended.)
    2. Key Differences between HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 (1999-05) / Balachander Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey C. Mogul, David M. Kristol.
    3. Clarifying the Fundamentals of HTTP (2002-05) / Jeffrey C. Mogul (cf also ResearchIndex). Hardly, or rather clarifying some problems with HTTP's thinking.

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