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Re: i37: Vary and non-existant headers

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 10:38:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4A03EF85.4000508@gmx.de>
To: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
CC: 'Adrien de Croy' <adrien@qbik.com>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Brian Smith wrote:
> Adrien de Croy wrote:
>> In the case of say Accept-Encoding, what if a server sends a vary tag
>> with Accept-Encoding in it, yet there is no Content-Encoding field (e.g.
>> no encoding, but the server selected on Accept-Encoding)?
> 
> That is the normal case. If the server decided to send a non-encoded version
> due to the absence of an Accept-Encoding, then it has to include
> Accept-Encoding in the Vary. 

Yes. As a matter of fact, that's the reason why we have this issue open 
-- many people do not get that from the current spec text.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 8 May 2009 08:39:21 GMT

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