Re: Document Indexing -- How to index Dynamic Content?

Chris Lilley (chris@w3.org)
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 14:31:37 +0100


To: www-html@w3.org
From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Document Indexing -- How to index Dynamic Content?
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 14:31:37 +0100
Message-ID: <3289CDB9.41C6@w3.org>
To: Ian Graham <ianweb@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>

Ian Graham wrote:
> 
> As we all know, many HTML documents are generated dynamically. To
> indicate this fact, most HTTP servers omit the Last-modified: HTTP
> response header field when returning dynamically generated content.
> This is reasonable, but also very crude, 

Right. A slightly more intelligent server would take the date of the
base document and look at the date of any other included files and
return
the most recent modification date; the date of the newest part.

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