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Top 7 Myths about HTTPS

 January 28, 2011

Myth #7 – HTTPS Never Caches People often claim that HTTPS content is never cached by the browser; perhaps because that seems like a sensible idea in terms of security. In reality, HTTPS caching is controllable with response headers just like HTTP. Eric Lawrence explains this succinctly in his IEInternals blog: It comes as a surprise to many that by-default, all versions of Internet Explorer will cache HTTPS content so long as the caching headers allow it. If a resource is sent with a Cache-Control: max-age=600 directive, for instance, IE will cache the resource for ten minutes. The use of … Continue reading