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HEAD and NOT_MODIFIED

From: Anselm Baird-Smith <abaird@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 22:36:18 +0500
Message-Id: <9606240236.AA12784@www18.w3.org>
To: alex@access.com.au (Alexandre Rafalovitch)
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Alexandre Rafalovitch writes:
 > 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?


Wow you are right ! I was too lazy to put a makeHeaders() method in
the FileResource, but I am going to do it ASAP (so that both get and
head compute fill in the initial reply through this new makeHeaders -
or whatever).

Thanks,
Anselm.
Received on Sunday, 23 June 1996 22:36:24 GMT

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