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Re: #227: HEAD and Caches

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 21:09:53 +1100
Cc: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <C4E4096F-1E22-4C77-B1D8-E76F0B9399D6@mnot.net>
To: Erlend Hamnaberg <ngarthl@gmail.com>

On 02/03/2012, at 7:01 PM, Erlend Hamnaberg wrote:

> Copy/paste bug in the following paragraph?
>  
> +      <t>use other header fields provided in the 304 response to replace
> +         all instances of the corresponding header fields in the stored
> +         response.</t>
> +   </list>
> +</t>
> +
>  </section>
> 
> +</section>
> +
>  <section anchor="invalidation.after.updates.or.deletions"
>    title="Request Methods that Invalidate">
>  <t>

Ah, yes - thanks.


> Good clarifications.
> 
> In a related note: Is it allowed for a cache to rewrite a HEAD request to a GET if there previously is no entity stored for that request? 
> Maybe there should be some text on that, or is that an implementation detail?

It certainly isn't prohibited, but I tend to think that's an optimisation, not a specified behaviour. 

Cheers,


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