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WGLC #363: rare cases

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:22:55 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8A3FC639-E807-4E0D-8BC9-E08B69ED0174@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Now <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/363>.


On 23/06/2012, at 9:28 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>> "HTTP/1.0 clients and caches might ignore entity-tags. Generally, last-modified values received or used by these systems will support transparent and efficient caching, and so HTTP/1.1 origin servers SHOULD provide Last-Modified values. In those rare cases where the use of a Last-Modified value as a validator by an HTTP/1.0 system could result in a serious problem, then HTTP/1.1 origin servers SHOULD NOT provide one."
>> 
>> DESIGN - What are the "rare cases" being talked about here, and how are servers supposed to detect them?
> 
> Good question. We may want to drop this.

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