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Re: HTTP should be able to transfer part of a document

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 1995 16:17:42 PST
To: Adrian.Colley@sse.ie
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <95Mar11.161746pst.2763@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Someone said:
>> Of course, such number-based addressing is somewhat dangerous to use in a
>> static URL,

And Adrian Colley replied:
> Well, you could protect it with if-modified-since.  If you want a link
> which will get the index to any .zip file on a remote machine even after it
> changes, then you have to decide where to put the zip-interpreting code.

Actually, you'd have to protect it with an if-not-modified-since. That
is, you don't really want the piece you've identified if the whole
thing has been changed.
Received on Saturday, 11 March 1995 16:22:01 UTC

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