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HTTP/1.1 Draft has inconsistent use of Last-Modified header field

From: Jason Mathews <mathews@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 17:37:38 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <35F9525D.9CEF4F18@mitre.org>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
The Last-modified header response field is inconsistently referenced in
the HTTP 1.1 spec as both Last-Modified and Last-modified.

According to the definition in section 14.29 of
<draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-04> the Last-Modified entity-header field
is in the form:  Last-Modified  = "Last-Modified" ":" HTTP-date

Suggestion that all occurrences of "Last-modified" be changed to
"Last-Modified" to avoid confusion.

The following parts need changing:

Table of Contents pages 6-7
13.3.1 Last-modified Dates
...............................................................................
55
13.3.4 Rules for When to Use Entity Tags and Last-modified Dates
.................... 57

[page 62]

An HTTP/1.1 caching proxy, upon receiving a conditional request that
includes both a Last-modified date and

[page 74]

13.3.1 Last-modified Dates

[page 77]

includes both a Last-modified date and one or more entity tags as cache

includes both a Last-modified date (e.g., in an If-Modified-Since or
If-Unmodified-Since header field)

[page 84]

For example,
       HTTP/1.1 206 Partial content
       Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 06:25:24 GMT
       Last-modified: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:58:08 GMT

[Page 138]

For example:

   HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content
   Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 06:25:24 GMT
   Last-modified: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:58:08 GMT

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Jason Mathews <mathews@mitre.org>
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Received on Friday, 18 September 1998 06:29:17 EDT

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