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Re: Can proxies rewrite Date:?

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 23:17:50 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199603050717.XAA18103@urchin.netscape.com>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: frystyk@w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> Our discussions (in the caching subgroup) have assumed that Date:
> is set when the response is generated by the origin server, and
> we have used this assumption to define the meaning of Expires:.
> If proxies rewrite Date: response headers, we are in some trouble.

Neither one of the proxies I've written changes the Date: header, and
I'm not aware of any proxy that does it.  I would say it's safe to
trust the Date: header not to be mangled by intermediaries.

Ari Luotonen				ari@netscape.com
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Mountain View, CA 94043, USA		Netscape Server Development Team
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