http://qs1969.pair.com?node_id=239698
Description:

This is really more of a HTTP- than Perl-related post; the following snippet emits all of the currently specified HTTP headers that may affect caching, with values set to coerce clients into not caching the document in question. Itís useful for debugging as well as generated pages that actually are very dynamic, but shouldnít be used blindly for everything Ė caching is there for a reason.

(Iím posting this here mainly so as to have a node to refer people to as needed.)

Update 2006-01-12: added private and max-age=0 to the Cache-Control header.

use CGI qw(:standard);
use POSIX qw(strftime);

print header(
    # date in the past
    -expires       => 'Sat, 26 Jul 1997 05:00:00 GMT',
    # always modified
    -Last_Modified => strftime('%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S GMT', gmtime),
    # HTTP/1.0
    -Pragma        => 'no-cache',
    # HTTP/1.1 + IE-specific (pre|post)-check
    -Cache_Control => join(', ', qw(
        private
        no-cache
        no-store
        must-revalidate
        max-age=0
        pre-check=0
        post-check=0
    )),
);