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Re: NEW ISSUE: Methods and Caching

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:09:07 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, mnot@mnot.net, Robert.Siemer-httpwg@backsla.sh, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1227042547.27155.133.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On tis, 2008-11-18 at 19:03 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:

> The method registry we're building 
> (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-00.html>) 
> will tell implementers that PROPFIND is safe -- that should be 
> sufficient for not requiring invalidate, right?

The issue with this is that the implementer must care to look up the
PROPFIND method and special-case it in the implementation.

The default for anything non-GET/HEAD is invalidate, and there is no way
that's going to change. The opposite would be very dangerous to any new
method added.


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