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Issue: 304-LAST-MODIFIED (Should 304 include Last Modified?)

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 11:05:40 -0400
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Summary of Discussion:

The Last-Mofidied header is not needed in a 304 response. If-Modified-Since
can only carry a single date entry (typically provided as a Last-Modified
header) and hence a 304 response will always validate that particular
object. It would therefore be redundant to require that the server returns
a Last-Modified header.

Suggested Solution:

No changes

Henrik (and Jeff Mogul)

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, <frystyk@w3.org>
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 12 May 1997 08:06:31 UTC

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