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Re: If-Modified-Since No Longer Cool?

From: John W. James <jjames@firstfloor.COM>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 14:08:26 -0700
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19961007210826.006f975c@homeplate>
To: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>, jjames@firstfloor.COM (John W. James)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
I actually tried the four digit year hooked up to a Netscape Enterprise
Server and didn't have any luck either. I should have mentioned all the
formats I tried. I tried using both the long and short form of the day
string (Mon and Monday), both the long and short form of the year (96 and
1996), tried using both dashes and spaces between the date fields (07-Oct-96
and 07 Oct 96), 
and might have tried a couple of other things I can no longer remember.

{homeplate 51} telnet splendid-splinter 4040
Trying 198.206.195.12 ...
Connected to splendid-splinter.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD / HTTP/1.0
 
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: Netscape-Enterprise/2.0a
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 21:06:37 GMT
Accept-ranges: bytes
Last-modified: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 19:05:16 GMT
Content-length: 2863
Content-type: text/html
 
Connection closed by foreign host.

{homeplate 51} telnet splendid-splinter 4040
Trying 198.206.195.12 ...
Connected to splendid-splinter.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.0
If-Modified-Since: Monday, 07 Oct 1996 16:00:00 GMT
 
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: Netscape-Enterprise/2.0a
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 21:08:22 GMT
Accept-ranges: bytes
Last-modified: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 19:05:16 GMT
Content-length: 2863
Content-type: text/html
 
<HTML>
 
<HEAD>
  <TITLE>Enterprise Home Page</TITLE>
</HEAD>
 
... etc etc etc ...


At 01:39 PM 10/7/96 -0700, Ari Luotonen wrote:
>
>> 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:
>header.
>
>Cheers,
>--
>Ari Luotonen	* * * Opinions my own, not Netscape's * * *
>Netscape Communications Corp.		ari@netscape.com
>501 East Middlefield Road		http://home.netscape.com/people/ari/
>Mountain View, CA 94043, USA		Netscape Proxy Server Development
>
>

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Received on Monday, 7 October 1996 17:11:23 GMT

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