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Re: ISSUE VARY: Proposed wording

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:39:10 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199707101739.TAA10607@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: frystyk@w3.org, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/3723
Jeffrey Mogul:
>How about
>    The Vary field value indicates the set of request-header fields
>    that fully determines, while the response is fresh, whether a cache
>    may use the response to reply to a subsequent request without
>    revalidation.  For uncachable or stale responses, the Vary field
>    value advises the user agent about the criteria that were used to
>    select the representation.  A Vary field value of ``*'' implies
>    that a cache cannot determine from the request headers of a
>    subsequent request whether this response is the appropriate
>    representation.
>I know this is a little longer than the original, but I think
>it is probably less ambiguous.

This is a great improvement, I support it going in.


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