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A Distributed System for Updating Web Content's HTTP Expirations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011311D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-13

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A solution is disclosed that is capable of setting expirations on all content served from a webserver. It provides this setting in a manner which allows for the dynamic update of the expiration data via a networked system of webservers and expiration servers. This does not require a restart of reload of the webserver. It also provides for the potential lack of rules being available by introducing a set of default rules which will be applied to all content if no other rules exist.