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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Varnish and Multi-doc Fetch?
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:05:13 GMT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Zachary Zolton
<> wrote:
> AFAICT Paul is correct; it seems to be merely an omission from the
> HTTP spec that GET requests don't explicitly forbid sending an entity
> body. Moreover, if caching proxies don't respect the entity body, it
> wont solve my original problem anyways.
> So, it seems the answer would be for my application to better
> normalize my documents for efficient querying. (No surprise!)
> Too bad though, that did sound like a fun bite-size patch on which to
> practice my Erlang...  :^D

Feel free to submit a patch to add the URL string parameter. Its been
oft requested enough that it should probably go in. I'll get to it
eventually otherwise.

Paul Davis

> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Paul Davis <> wrote:
>>> We could also start supporting GET bodies :)
>> Its not about us supporting GET bodies. Its about everyone else
>> supporting them. And by everyone, I mean everyone from http client
>> libraries to proxy implementations.
>> Last I recall on the subject was that GET bodies only arguably exist
>> because they're never explicitly forbidden. I'm not particularly
>> familiar with all the details though so I could be wrong on that
>> point.
>> Paul Davis

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