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Re: If-Modified-Since and forged dated

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 09:49:44 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199508161649.JAA27456@neon.netscape.com>
To: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> In the absence of another (cleaner) way to prevent caching this will
> become the de facto way for a server to tell a client (or proxy) not
> to cache.
> This, in effect, overloads the Last-Modified header so that 
> Last-Modified: <date in 2010>
> means "please don't cache this document."  This is obscure and error prone.

Uh, well, just leaving it out will tell the same thing.  That would be
a much better "de facto", doesn't involve forging.  Both NS and CERN
proxies support it now.

Ari Luotonen				ari@netscape.com
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