Ticket #23 (closed design: fixed)
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Responses to HTTP requests with "Cache-control: no-store" are not cachable. Recently, we came across a cache that does not cache responses to no-store requests but also does not invalidate an older cached entity with the same URL. When future requests stop using no-store, the old cached entity is served.
For example, the following happens in our test case:
- Client requests an entity A without using no-store.
- Cache proxies the transaction and caches the response (entity A).
- Client requests the same entity A using "Cache-control: no-store".
- Cache proxies the transaction and does NOT cache the response.
- Client requests the same entity A again, without using no-store.
- Cache serves the "old" entity A cached in step #2 above.
Does the cache violate the intent of RFC 2616 in step #6? If yes, should that intent be made explicit (I cannot find any explicit rules prohibiting the above behavior).