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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] for 1.3: Last-Modified from scripts
Date Thu, 14 Aug 1997 23:01:08 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> Is it really worth reviving the standard though?  CGI is really crude ...
> but I guess it gets the job done in a portable way.

It may be crude, but it is incredibly widely used.

>  If the standard is
> revived to do this then the CGI should probably be required to emit a
> specific header token as the first header... to indicate that it is
> speaking CGI/1.2 or whatever the protocol would be.


> I could see CGIs wanting to do ETag stuff since they've got a fair bit
> more flexibility with it over Last-Modified.  But I still think anyone
> going to that effort is probably better off using mod_perl or writing an
> apache module.

Possibly so, but you can easily imagine lightweight stuff that could be
neatly done with CGI (something that depends on two files, for example).



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