A flowchart for Cache-Control headers

I always struggle to remember what all the HTTP Cache-Control directives mean and when they are used, so I made this little flow chart to remind me. I think it’s roughly correct, but no doubt there are details that I’ve missed. It’s on GitHub so please send corrections.


Author: Neil Madden

Founder of Illuminated Security, providing application security and cryptography training courses. Previously Security Architect at ForgeRock. Experienced software engineer with a PhD in computer science. Interested in application security, applied cryptography, logic programming and intelligent agents.

%d bloggers like this: