Bad values in meta tags

I've got a problem when I pass the html5 validator to my site from w3c validator. The errors are next:

Bad value Content-Script-Type for attribute http-equiv on element meta
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript" >

Bad value expires for attribute http-equiv on element meta
<meta http-equiv="expires" content="Wed, 26 Feb 1997 08:21:57 GMT" >

Bad value pragma for attribute http-equiv on element meta
<meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache" >

Bad value Cache-Control for attribute http-equiv on element meta.
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" >

What are the correct values to meta tags to pass html5 validator?


For HTML5 you use a cache manifest file in the header. This is an example of how to use:

Also, you force no cache with this:

<meta http-equiv="expires" content="0">

This is a good tutorial on how to use the cache manifest file:

The accepted answer is wrong! This is a good answer.

To quote Alohci:

Putting caching instructions into meta tags is not a good idea, because although browsers may read them, proxies won't. For that reason, they are invalid and you should send caching instructions as real HTTP headers.

Addendum: For Apache and .htaccess you could use

<ifmodule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault value      or
ExpiresByType text/css  "access plus 1 month"

PHP have headers_sent() and header() function for that.

function header_no_cache () {
    \header('Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate'); // HTTP 1.1.
    \header('Pragma: no-cache'); // HTTP 1.0.
    \header('Expires: 0'); // Proxies.

Point is that caching instructions should be in header. Not in html file.

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