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LC-2008 on use of Vary header

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:45:46 +0100
Message-ID: <48CE670A.8080207@mtld.mobi>
To: public-bpwg-ct <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>

Comment:

4.2.3.1

If a server varies its representation according to examination of 
received HTTP headers then it must include a Vary HTTP header indicating 
this to be the case. If, in addition to, or instead of HTTP headers, a 
server varies its representation based on other factors (e.g. source IP 
Address) then it must, in accordance with [RFC 2616 
HTTP]<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-ct-guidelines-20080801/#ref-HTTP>, 
include a Vary header containing the value '*'.

What should contain the Vary HTTP Header when a server varies its 
representation according to examination of received HTTP headers?

Proposed resolution:

Change text to read

If a server varies its representation according to examination of 
received HTTP headers then it must include a Vary HTTP header indicating 
the headers it examines in accordance with [ref].
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