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Re: #241: clarify eval order/interaction of conditional headers

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:42:08 -0700
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FB6102C9-9302-4D36-92C9-1BF099DC1B7E@gbiv.com>
To: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
On Jul 12, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Eric J. Bowman wrote:

> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 
>> What's the reason for sending both header fields when the ETag is
>> available? (Trying to understand...)
>> 
> 
> HTTP 1.0 intermediary back-compat, so I've heard.
> 
> -Eric

Yep, and for 1.1 intermediaries that do not implement If-None-Match
for reasons unknown.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 13 July 2012 05:42:29 GMT

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