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Re: #285: Strength of requirements on Accept re: 406

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:56:25 +1200
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 On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:43:46 -0600, Eric J. Bowman wrote:
> Adrien de Croy wrote:
>>
>> We would need some standardised tokens to represent such things,
>> otherwise caching intermediaries cannot store and use the correct
>> metadata.
>>
>
> Well, that's one approach.  Another would be to design the system to
> work within the constraints of the protocol -- I'd use Digest auth,
> Vary: Authorization and stash the client IP in username.
>
> -Eric

 My first response was to think "Cache-Control: private" to prevent 
 storing it for service to multiple clients.
 With possible proxy-revalidate as a backup if they did cache it.

 Amos
Received on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 02:57:05 GMT

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