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No Caching Tool

The No Caching tool prevents client applications, such as web browsers, from caching any resources. Therefore requests are always made to the remote website and you always see the latest version.

Selected Locations

The tool can be enabled for every request or only for selected locations. When used for selected locations you limit the tool's effects to specified hosts and or paths using simple but powerful pattern matches.

About caching

Caching enables a client application, such as a web browser, to use a local copy of a response rather than requesting it from the website. Caching is a very important part of the web as often the same resources are reused across multiple pages, and having to reload each resource for each page would greatly slow down the browsing experience. However caching can mean that you are not seeing the latest version of a resource, which is a problem when you're developing a web application – you want to always see your latest changes.

How it works

The No Caching tool prevents caching by manipulating the HTTP headers that control the caching of responses. The If-Modified-Since and If-None-Match headers are removed from requests, Pragma: no-cache and Cache-control: no-cache are added. The Expires, Last-Modified and ETag headers are removed from responses and Expires: 0 and Cache-Control: no-cache are added.