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Re: WGLC Issue for p4: Optionality of Conditional Request Support

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:55:06 +1100
Message-Id: <61076BAC-8654-4B69-A6A6-5B4CC41C235C@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Now <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/350>.


On 16/03/2012, at 7:53 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> Is p4 optional or not (for servers, clients, etc.)? I think it is, and so it should be explicitly marked as such.
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> * 2.2.1 Generation - "Origin servers SHOULD send Last-Modified..." -- is this really a SHOULD, or should we just encourage them to? If p4 is optional, I don't think we can impose this as a SHOULD.
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> * 2.3.1 Generation - "Origin servers SHOULD send ETag..." -- is this really a SHOULD, or should we just encourage them to? If p4 is optional, I don't think we can impose this as a SHOULD.
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> * 2.4 Rules... - there are many requirements for servers and clients here; I think they need to be downgraded if p4 is indeed optional.
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