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Re: 'Age' for web pages

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:22:21 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTiloZmFxRCtaL7JXpF617XBlNiUmgWrm9VcFoGYQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Merin Tresa Willy <merintwilly@gmail.com>
Cc: nathan <nathan@webr3.org>, ietf-http-wg <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Merin Tresa Willy
<merintwilly@gmail.com> wrote:
> Doesn't the 'last-modified' detail actually work only for the static
> pages? For dynamic pages, it gives the then current time, right? So it
> might not prove useful when working with pages containing dynamic
> content?

It really depends how the pages are generated. It is expected (i.e.
developers should do it, or at least try to, because there are clear
advantages with no drawback at all) that the Last-Modified be based on
the timestamp of data, templates, and "code" that participated in
generating the page (or to make it simpler, it could be only the
There's little chance that a developer not providing a Last-Modified
value along those lines would do it for another response header.

Thomas Broyer
Received on Saturday, 12 June 2010 13:22:56 UTC

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