HTTP 1.1 issue 21: 13.3.3 Weak and Strong Validators

In section 13.3.3 "Weak and Strong Validators", the statements

   "The weak comparison function MAY be used for simple
   (non-subrange) GET requests. The strong comparison function MUST
   be used in all other cases."


   "A cache or origin server receiving a conditional request, other
   than a full-body GET request, MUST use the strong comparison
   function to evaluate the condition."

state the same requirement.

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.

Received on Tuesday, 20 October 1998 23:43:25 UTC