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Re: lynx-dev Why doesn't lynx cache HTML source?

From: Collin Forbes
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Why doesn't lynx cache HTML source?
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 03:07:38 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> BL wrote:
> >   Con:
> >     - duplicates functionality which is already provided by other
> >       programs, i.e. web caches such as Squid -- programs which are
> >       dedicated to caching functionality and thus can be expected to do
> >       it better than Lynx could hope to
> There is a special case I run into: certain documents or hosts set
> "no-cache" or "expire=...1970" directive and the document doesn't cached
> by squid. So for theese documents I see re-downloading over the working proxy
> when I press any key below.

Lynx will also re-POST a form (asking first, of course) when all you want to
do is inspect the source or look at an image.

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