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From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 11:45:09 -0700
Message-Id: <9709051845.AA26902@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
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To close out this issue 
(http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/Issues/#DATE_IF_MODIFIED), I suggest the 
following note to be added to section 14.24 If-Modified-Since"

"Note: An HTTP client should expect that If-Modified-Since headers sent 
for cache validation will be interpreted as 
'If-Modification-date-does-not-match-exactly'. In other words, an HTTP client 
should preserve all of the accuracy in the Last-Modified date, rather than 
(perhaps) playing games based on the official semantics of If-Modified-Since."

Let me know if there are any complaints.
				- Jim
Received on Friday, 5 September 1997 11:55:46 UTC

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