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From Rob McCool <>
Subject Re: last-modified date checks
Date Tue, 15 Aug 1995 23:40:08 GMT
 * "Re: last-modified date checks " by Roy Fielding <>
 *    written Tue, 15 Aug 1995 17:48:04 -0400
 * Tell the browser people to fix their bugs first, before changing
 * the server.  I read the http-wg list first, so I've already
 * answered this question there today.

Yeah, he kind of surprised me on that one.

 * I do think it would be wise for a server to complain about bad time
 * data on the files it serves.  

Complain to who, though? Log an error?

 * I think it is reasonable for the server to
 * refuse to send a Last-Modified date if the date is later than the
 * time it is serving the file.

That sounds reasonable.

I happen to agree that having Netscape stop sending IMS for a forced
reload would be a good thing.


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