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#371: If-Modified-Since lacks definition for method != GET

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:07:18 +0200
Message-ID: <4FFD7A86.3030305@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
 From an off-list WGLC comment:

>     3.3. If-Modified-Since
>         The "If-Modified-Since" header field MAY be used to make a request method conditional by modification date: if the selected representation has not been modified since the time specified in this field, then do not perform the request method; instead, respond as detailed below.
> This section doesn't seem to say anything about methods other than GET, yet the text seems to imply that a more general case is also covered below.

-> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/371>

Indeed, the spec doesn't really say; is it (a) undefined, (b) 304, or 
(c) 412?

Feedback appreciated,

Julian Reschke
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:08:03 UTC

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