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Re: #371: If-Modified-Since lacks definition for method != GET

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:12:59 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <98853A40-F029-4FFD-B4E1-2A761261A7F9@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On 11/07/2012, at 11:07 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> From an off-list WGLC comment:
> 
>>    3.3. If-Modified-Since
>> 
>>        The "If-Modified-Since" header field MAY be used to make a request method conditional by modification date: if the selected representation has not been modified since the time specified in this field, then do not perform the request method; instead, respond as detailed below.
>> 
>> This section doesn't seem to say anything about methods other than GET, yet the text seems to imply that a more general case is also covered below.
> 
> -> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/371>
> 
> Indeed, the spec doesn't really say; is it (a) undefined, (b) 304, or (c) 412?


My .02 - 304 is clearly not correct.

I'd be inclined to say undefined, as I don't think we want to promote IMS in these uses.



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