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Re: Last gasp terminology issue

From: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 1996 18:33:00 -0500
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960604233300.00b09498@rafiki>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>, jg@w3.org
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 09:50 AM 6/4/96 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> 14.24 If-Modified-Since
>>  
>> The If-Modified-Since request-header field is used with the GET method
>> to make it conditional: if the requested variant has not been modified
>> since the time specified in this field, an entity will not be returned  ...
>
>The above is a protocol error.  IMS applies to the resource as a whole,
>not to any single variant.  It should be

NO!  I am not going to code our server so that it searches through the last
modified times of every single variant looking for the latest before it
determines the result of an If-Modified-Since test.
>> The Last-Modified entity-header field indicates the date and time at
>> which the origin server believes the variant was last modified. .
>
>  The Last-Modified entity-header field indicates the date and time at
>  which the origin server believes the resource was last modified. The

No again.

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Daniel DuBois, Software Animal          
                                     dan@spyglass.com
                                     http://www.spyglass.com/~ddubois/
Received on Tuesday, 4 June 1996 16:38:04 EDT

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