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Re: Changes to Content Negotiation, Entity Tags, and If-*

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 20:33:47 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199605291833.UAA17421@wsooti06.win.tue.nl>
To: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Cc: fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, dan@spyglass.com
Daniel DuBois:
>
>>According to Draft 03:
>>
>>  In a request message on a generic resource, the selecting request
>>  headers are those request headers whose contents were used by the origin
>>  server to select the entity best matching the request. The Vary header
>>  field specifies the selecting request headers and any other selection
>>  parameters that were used by the origin server.
>
>>   GET /fred HTTP/1.1       French html             French html
>>   Host: www.ics.uci.edu    [no Vary header]        Vary: Accept,
>>                                                          Accept-Language
>
>You're example is absolutely correct.  I think this is a case of cofusing
>wording in the draft.  I don't/can't beleive that is how Koen meant for it
>to be interpreted.   "Those request headers" do not necessarily have to be a
>subset of the request headers that were present in the GET /fred request,
                               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ah! _Now_ I see the problem with my description.  I guess that Roy is
right after all on this, and that I must have read my text so often in
the past that I have become completely insensitive to errors in it.

Koen.
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 1996 11:38:44 EDT

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