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Re: #375: Most Conservative (caching and date parsing)

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:18:14 +0000
To: Yutaka OIWA <y.oiwa@aist.go.jp>
cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <59281.1342451894@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAMeZVwuXo8L6yOKzbVWT9bXNO02oEpv4Hwu6pqFht4Ax52hXXw@mail.gmail.com>
, Yutaka OIWA writes:

>+1 on default to ignore.  That's one step further beyond my proposal and
>it makes sense.
>But I am not sure, are there any HTTP date-related headers for which
>ignoring is more dangerous than guessing?

I would hope so, that would increase the chance of people noticing
and fixing the bugs.

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