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Re: #227: HEAD and Caches

From: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:25:01 +0100
Message-ID: <1329377101.22776.22.camel@home.hno.se>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
mån 2012-02-13 klockan 15:45 +1100 skrev Mark Nottingham:
> New:   
> 
> The response to a HEAD request is cacheable; it MAY be used to satisfy
> subsequent HEAD requests. 

You just lost the property of HEAD updating GET responses. This is a
very intentional property.

HEAD response == GET response minus body. As such it has the same cache
metadata update properties as 304 responses or merge of 204 responses.

Regards
Henrik
Received on Friday, 17 February 2012 01:38:18 GMT

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