Re: ETags vs Variants, was: Revising RFC2616 - what's happening

I wouldn't want to deprecate a feature that was useful (although the  
fact that it is used isn't necessarily proof it's useful if it's only  
servers that use it).  I appreciate discussion on whether it's too  
useful to deprecate.

Does anybody have counter-examples of clients handling Vary properly  
and sites benefiting from that?


On Nov 5, 2006, at 2:13 PM, Robert Sayre wrote:

> On 11/5/06, Lisa Dusseault <> wrote:
>> While it can be a little painful to live with a deprecation period,
>> it ends at some point, and I can't see how the deprecation period
>> would be worse than the situation Henrik described as the current
>> reality.
> You're deprecating a feature people actually use, so the result is
> much worse than the current reality. I understand why the header is
> difficult for Henrik, because Squid is designed to be placed between
> parties it knows nothing about. Caches that have more out-of-band
> information, such as AOL's or Django's, have an easier time with it.
> -- 
> Robert Sayre

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