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Re: If-Modified-Since No Longer Cool?

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 13:39:27 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199610072039.NAA21895@step.mcom.com>
To: jjames@firstfloor.COM (John W. James)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org

> Are there good reasons I just can't think of for not supporting
> If-modified-since in the request? Did I take a nap and miss a format change?
> GET / HTTP/1.0
> If-Modified-Since: Monday, 07-Oct-96 16:00:00 GMT

That's one of the older formats.  The best thing to use is the
preferred format with full 4-digit year, that is:

If-Modified-Since: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 16:00:00 GMT

or use blindly the same string as is sent by the server in the Date:

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