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Re: Proposal for i23: no-store invalidation

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 15:54:38 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8764617F-1063-4723-B529-967BB06E681B@mnot.net>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>

OK, I've created

Henrik, could you identify the changes that need to happen in the  


On 17/04/2008, at 6:28 PM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> ons 2008-04-16 klockan 18:58 -0700 skrev Mark Nottingham:
>> Can you give some examples? 4xx to a GET shouldn't invalidate the
>> cache, and a cache is allowed to return a cached response when
>> encountering a 5xx unless must-revalidate is present.
> I am not talking about error responses. I am talking about this text
> which currently is only specified for HEAD and not GET:
>   If the new field values
>   indicate that the cached entity differs from the current entity (as
>   would be indicated by a change in Content-Length, Content-MD5, ETag
>   or Last-Modified), then the cache MUST treat the cache entry as
>   stale.
> It's a equally good rule for GET as for HEAD, and having them aligned
> would help getting rid of cornercases such as the i23 question.
>> In any case, I believe we can close this issue with no spec change;  
>> we
>> may change text regarding cache invalidation separately.
> Yes. i23 requires no change. This is a separate but quite related  
> issue.
> Regards
> Henrik

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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