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Re: Comments on Byte range draft

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 16:46:41 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199511140046.QAA08953@netscape.com>
To: Simon Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Cc: montulli@mozilla.com, masinter@parc.xerox.com, ietf-lists@proper.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> Unfortunately, this isn't true. The rule is: if you see a response code 
> that you don't understand, you must treat it as if the code was <N>00, 
> where <N> is the first character of the response code. Thus, a conformant 
> HTTP/1.0 system should treat a code '205' as code '200'. 

Nevertheless, the current practice in proxies is to be safe and not
cache anything that isn't 200.  So it will be backwords compatible
with existing implementations.

Cheers,
--
Ari Luotonen				ari@netscape.com
Netscape Communications Corp.		http://home.netscape.com/people/ari/
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Mountain View, CA 94043, USA		Netscape Server Development Team
Received on Monday, 13 November 1995 16:53:13 EST

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