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HTTP 1.1 issue 21: 13.3.3 Weak and Strong Validators

From: Ross Patterson <RossP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.Com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:43:34 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <199810202243.XAA20383@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
In section 13.3.3 "Weak and Strong Validators", the statements                  
                                                                                
   "The weak comparison function MAY be used for simple                         
   (non-subrange) GET requests. The strong comparison function MUST             
   be used in all other cases."                                                 
                                                                                
and                                                                             
                                                                                
   "A cache or origin server receiving a conditional request, other             
   than a full-body GET request, MUST use the strong comparison                 
   function to evaluate the condition."                                         
                                                                                
state the same requirement.                                                     
                                                                                
Ross Patterson                                                                  
VM Software Division                                                            
Sterling Software, Inc.                                                         
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 16:51:55 EDT

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