Itay Maman Itay Maman - 1 month ago 16
Java Question

Tomcat: Cache-Control

Jetty has a CacheControl parameter (can be specified webdefault.xml) that determines the caching behavior of clients (by affecting headers sent to clients).

Does Tomcat has a similar option?
In short, I want to turn off caching of all pages delivered by a tomcat server and/or by a specific webapp?


Please note that I am not referring to server-side caching. I want the server to tell all clients (browsers) not to use their own cache and to always fetch the content from the server. I want to do it for all resources, including static resources (.css, .js, etc.) at once.


Similar to the post above, except there are some issues with that code. This will disable all browser caching:

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import java.util.Date;

public class CacheControlFilter implements Filter {

    public void doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response,
                         FilterChain chain) throws IOException, ServletException {

        HttpServletResponse resp = (HttpServletResponse) response;
        resp.setHeader("Expires", "Tue, 03 Jul 2001 06:00:00 GMT");
        resp.setDateHeader("Last-Modified", new Date().getTime());
        resp.setHeader("Cache-Control", "no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
        resp.setHeader("Pragma", "no-cache");

        chain.doFilter(request, response);


and then map in web.xml as described in Stu Thompson's answer.