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relax SHOULD send Last-Modified?, was: APPSDIR review of draft-ietf-httpbis-p4-conditional-24

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:28:53 +0100
Message-ID: <52782DB5.8050301@gmx.de>
To: Ray Polk <ray.polk@oracle.com>, apps-discuss@ietf.org, draft-ietf-httpbis-p4-conditional.all@tools.ietf.org
CC: Claudio Allocchio <Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it>, iesg@ietf.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2013-11-04 07:45, Ray Polk wrote:
> ...
> 2) relax SHOULD to MAY for Last-Modified when ETag is also supplied in the following sections:
> 2.2.1. Generation
> "An origin server SHOULD send Last-Modified for any selected representation for which a last modification date can be reasonably and consistently determined,"
 > ...

...and it continues with...

"...since its use in conditional requests and evaluating cache freshness 
([Part6]) results in a substantial reduction of HTTP traffic on the 
Internet and can be a significant factor in improving service 
scalability and reliability..."

I believe that's the reason why it is a SHOULD.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 November 2013 23:29:30 UTC

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