[wp-hackers] GETting wp-comments-post.php

Mike Little mike at zed1.com
Fri Feb 16 01:16:53 GMT 2007

On 2/16/07, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Shouldn't WordPress be focusing on web standards, like they say on the
> home page, not fixing browser quirks?

That issue is not really about browser quirks, but about the fact that
the specification for non-caching instructions changed from http 1.0
to http 1.1. And that many http 1.0 implementations (not just
browsers) were a little woolly about the standards.

In my experience, the biggest problem now is in proxies and
transparent caches, there are still ones around which don't understand
the http 1.1 headers.

Thus, what wordpress does is perfectly valid and correct: it uses all
the http 1.0 and 1.1 no-cache headers and hints.

Mike Little

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