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Re: 13.1.2 Warnings

From: Ben Laurie <ben@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:50:22 +0100 (BST)
To: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Cc: ben@algroup.co.uk, mogul@pa.dec.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9610182050.aa19009@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Ari Luotonen wrote:
> 
> 
> > OK, here's my creative solution ... a 1.1 proxy receiving a Warning
> > should make the entity look out-of-date to any 1.0 clients. The
> > Warning can then be safely cached in 1.0 caches, because it will be
> > cleared by a fresh copy of the same entity without the Warning which
> > looks more up-to-date than the cached copy.
> 
> I would consider that kind of distortion of meta data to be bad.  I
> think we're going too far if we're starting to modify our response to
> fool 1.0 cache to do what 1.1 prefers.  May as well just send a
> standard error message saying "buzz off 1.0 cache, you need to upgrade
> to 1.1, or I will forever torture you with bogus responses that will
> confuse you out of your little mind".
> 
> Either (1) live with it (this only occurs with cascades), or (2)
> suppress the warning headers when giving a response to 1.0 cache (with
> the possible exception of "14 Transformation applied").  I would
> prefer (2).

I didn't say it was a good idea, just that it was creative. If Jeff wants
creativity, who am I to deny him? ;-)

I've already stated my preference. I'm in agreement with you.

Cheers,

Ben.

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