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Re: Comments on HTTP draft [of 23 Nov 1994]

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 1994 10:40:12 -0800
To: Simon E Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Cc: Chuck Shotton <cshotton@oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9412021040.aa03423@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> It's actually better to ignore the IMS header and have the cleint cancel 
> if the date doesn't match. 

IT MOST CERTAINLY IS NOT BETTER TO DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The point is to save network traffic, NOT make life slightly easier
on server implementors.  Supporting IMS is TRIVIAL and has already been 
done on all major servers -- not supporting it is reprehensible and
deserving of public abuse.


......Roy Fielding   ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine  USA
                                     <fielding@ics.uci.edu>
                     <URL:http://www.ics.uci.edu/dir/grad/Software/fielding>
Received on Friday, 2 December 1994 10:47:21 EST

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