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packetdata / How to Prevent WAP Cache Problems

Just as a proxy server caches pages, WAP devices generally come with some memory to act as a cache. Remember that bandwidth is still a limitation for current WAP devices, so caching WML pages can generally led to improved performance.

While a cache memory helps to load a page that has been loaded previously without making a connection to the origin server, it is a nuisance where time-sensitive pages are concerned. Pages like stock information, weather reports, and online ticketing systems are highly time-sensitive.

By default, WML pages are cached. To force a WML deck to expire immediately after it has been received, use the Response.Expires property in your time sensitive WML pages:


          response.setDateHeader ("Expires", 0);
 <?xml version="1.0"?>
 (Static WML page content)


        header("Cache-Control: no-cache");
        header("Pragma: no-cache");
        header("Expires: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 17:04:19 GMT");
   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   (Static WML page content)