Proposal: cache directory tagging convention

Claes Holmerson claes at
Fri Jul 23 13:31:58 EEST 2004

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Hongli Lai wrote:

> Anthony Metcalf wrote:
> > i.e. /var/cache exists for this purpose.
> Only problem is that it isn't world-writable...

Another problem is that it is actually shared. A web browser cache can
contain private or sensitive information that a user may not want to give
others access to. If it resides in his home directory, he can exclude
others from reading it.

If a system wide web proxy uses it - fine. But a private web browser? I
would say no.


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