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#167: Content-Location on 304 responses

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:44:58 +1000
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To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/167>

p6 2.4 Validation Model says:
> If a cache receives a successful response whose Content-Location  
> field matches that of an existing stored response for the same  
> Request-URI, whose entity-tag differs from that of the existing  
> stored response, and whose Date is more recent than that of the  
> existing response, the existing response SHOULD NOT be returned in  
> response to future requests and SHOULD be deleted from the cache.  
> [[anchor6: DISCUSS: Not sure if this is necessary.]]
The proposal is to remove this paragraph, because Content-Location- 
based selection isn't widely implemented.

Note that there's also discussion of adding more text to clarify when  
cached responses need to be replaced/update.


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