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Re: ETags vs Variants, was: Revising RFC2616 - what's happening

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 19:46:51 +0200
Message-ID: <45390B8B.1070004@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@squid-cache.org>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Henrik Nordstrom schrieb:

>> "just"? The user follows a link and gets a completely misleading error 
>> message, although the server works just fine.
> 
> User-agents not behaving well to the user is not non-compliance to the
> protocol specifications. And if I am not mistaken the user can select to
> save the file to disk instead of opening it directly and then open it
> separately outside of the browser.
> 
> How content is displayed is entirely outside of the specifications, for
> good reasons.
> 
> But such issues surely drags down the deployment of affected protocol
> features.

Correct. Right now this makes it impossible to me to send Vary headers 
to IE (won't display the contents to the user) or Firefox (will issue 
unneeded GET requests).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 20 October 2006 17:47:06 GMT

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