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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: Mon, 09 Nov 98 10:47:35 EST
Message-Id: <199811091548.PAA00448@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 Monday, 9 November 1998 16:45:34 EST

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