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Re: Content-MD5 and partial responses

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:56:14 +0100
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: "Roy T.Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090726185614.GA12916@shareable.org>
Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>   - Squid indirectly implements it on the resource by implementing the
> requirements of 206 composing literally ("MUST include all of the
> entity-headers that would have been returned with a 200 (OK)") and not
> caring about Content-MD5 as the specs says it is not allowed to
> recompose it.

Indeed, if Squid simply didn't know about Content-MD5, it *couldn't*
toss it or change it.

If someone defines Content-SHA3 some day, caches will not modify or
discard that when combining or splitting partial responses - they'll
pass the header along unchanged.

-- Jamie
Received on Sunday, 26 July 2009 18:56:51 UTC

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