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RE: #178: Content-MD5 and partial responses

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:20:42 -0500
To: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@mnot.net>, "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401ca47bd$f045fcb0$d0d1f610$@org>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> This was discussed both on-list and in Stockholm; AIUI the current
> proposal is:
> 
> 1) caches MUST strip the Content-MD5 header when combining 206
> responses, and
> 2) origin servers MUST NOT send a Content-MD5 header on 206 responses

Clients also MUST strip/ignore the Content-MD5 header on 206 responses.
The whole point is that the combination of 206 responses and Content-MD5
is not reliable, right?

Regards,
Brian
Received on Thursday, 8 October 2009 02:21:12 GMT

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