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Re: If-Modified-Since and forged dated

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:52:24 -0700 (PDT)
To: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Cc: sjk@amazon.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, masinter@parc.xerox.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.950817005025.604O-100000@eat.organic.com>
On Thu, 17 Aug 1995, Shel Kaphan wrote:
> Of course your example is right.
> 
> The questionable area is whether it is reasonable to expect
> servers to set last-modified = the date of the last modification
> to the data that went into producing the dynamic document in question,
> or whether it is legit for them to say last-modified = date of production
> of the actual document that is transmitted.

Well, it's also "legit" for them to use Pragma: no-cache, so it's really 
up to how cache-friendly the server application developer wants to be.  
Like everything we've discussed here w/r/t caching....

> My entire argument rests on the assumption that the latter will be done.

Well, if the latter is being done, does the server really want the data 
cached anyways?  It's not getting cached now....

	Brian

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