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Re: semantically equal (Was: source quality, caching, and Vary:)

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 96 11:29:00 PST
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com, http-caching@pa.dec.com
Message-Id: red-16-msg960214192202MTP[01.52.00]000000b1-92336
I'm willing to believe that order doesn't matter. And absolute equality 
seems like it would be conservative -- not always optimal, or even 
close, but wouldn't give wrong results.
] From: Larry Masinter  <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
] To: Paul Leach
] Cc:  <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>;  <http-caching@pa.dec.com>
] Subject: Re: semantically equal (Was: source quality, caching, and Vary:)
] Date: Tuesday, February 13, 1996 11:08PM
] Well, this would be simple:
] > Request headers are either known or they're not known. If they're
] > known, then one of the things the proxy needs to know is what is the
] > equivalence relationship for the header. If they're not known, the
] > proxy can just assume 'character for character equivalence'.
] I was worried momentarily about headers that aren't independent or are
] repeated. I suppose you might want to assume that order matters?
Received on Wednesday, 14 February 1996 19:55:23 UTC

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