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HEAD and NOT_MODIFIED

From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <alex@access.com.au>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 11:48:25 +1000
Message-Id: <v02140b04adf3a275a93e@[203.18.229.116]>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Hi,

This is a small question on HTTP protocol that I think Jigsaw is not
implementing correctly.

In RFC 1945, HTTP/1.0 it states for HEAD request:
" There is no 'conditional HEAD' request analogous to the conditional GET.
If an If-Modified-Since header field is included with a HEAD request, it
should be ignored".

The default implementation does not take that into consideration, so a HEAD
request might well end up with NOT_MODIFIED as a responce.
Is that important and deserves fixing and clear statement for everybody
overriding HEAD or it would never break anything and is not worth thinking
about it?

    Alex,

--------| I feel as confused as a baby in a topless bar. |--------
Received on Sunday, 23 June 1996 21:50:34 GMT

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