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ICAP — The Internet Content Adaption Protocol

by Enno Davids


As the Internet has matured the so has the need for organizations to apply policy to the content that comes in off the net to our various domains.  This policy takes the form of admonitions about what we may surf, what is safe to surf or even substitution of content for what we might otherwise see.  It may involve compression of content, automated translation from one language to another or indeed one markup style to another or even something as prosaic as merely suppressing annoying ads.  ICAP is a means to allow standard web proxy servers to offer such services without compromising their basic caching mission.

Enno Davids

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