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

I think you guys are too quick to state that Squid and Apache define  
the entire HTTP world.  There are a lot of load balancers, switches,  
content delivery networks, etc. out there that make use of these  
features and continue to improve their support over time.

On Nov 4, 2006, at 1:14 PM, Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> Sounds like a trigger to at least consider obsoleting, dropping or  
> deprecating the feature.
> Lisa
> On Oct 22, 2006, at 5:22 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>> What we see today is that neither component really cares. Most  
>> servers
>> forgets to send Vary headers when they should, instead using no- 
>> cache to
>> solve the problem. And most caches sees Vary too complex and reads it
>> the same as no-store, or in some user-agent cases reads Vary  
>> wrongly as
>> "no-cache" (need to revalidate on every request) and additionally
>> getting the validation completely wrong.

Received on Monday, 6 November 2006 22:03:51 UTC