The stale-while-revalidate HTTP Cache-Control Extension

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Author Mark Nottingham 
Last updated 2008-05-08
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The stale-while-revalidate HTTP response Cache-Control extension allows servers to instruct caches to serve stale responses while validating them, to avoid latency in some situations.


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