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Re: IE 8 Beta tester trying to validate IE HTTP 1.1 compliance bug involving the "Vary" header

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:40:09 -0500
To: Jason Webb <jasonw15@msn.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1219952409.4554.646.camel@pav.lan>

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 10:12 -0500, Jason Webb wrote:
> Dear Dan Connelly,
> As you’re aware, Internet Explorer 7 got rid of many of the problems
> previous versions of Internet Explorer had in the past using the
> “Vary” header on Apache servers where it would save anything (such as
> an image) as “untitled.bmp” unless it specifically had the header
> “Vary: Accept Encoding, User Agent” under the Response Header section.

I tried to study the details, but I'm afraid I'm missing

I don't think the HTTP spec says what filename user
agents should use to save locally.

Perhaps it's a bug that the filename is not as nice as
it could be, but I don't see how that's an HTTP 1.1
compliance bug.

Which section of the HTTP 1.1 spec do you think is
being violated?

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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