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Re: Mozilla and If-Modified-Since

From: David W. Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 15:18:19 -0700 (PDT)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: dmk@allegra.att.com, dan@spyglass.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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On Fri, 14 Jun 1996, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Re: "if-modified-since: tuesday, 24-Jan-95 00:24:37 GMT; length=116"
> appearing to be dropped:
> This was not a case of something "falling off the map", it was an
> explicit choice to support entity tags instead.

What is a tiny bit unfortunate is that we didn't allow for optional
parameters on the last-modified header. If nothing else, that would
warn implementors to be prepared to receive garbage with the date.

I meant to bring it up ... oh well.

Dave Morris
Received on Friday, 14 June 1996 15:29:23 UTC

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