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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: Redirect to negotiated docs (PR#649)
Date Fri, 15 Aug 1997 22:35:53 GMT
On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:
> > agree with CacheNegotiatedDocs so I would say not. But it is hard to
> > reject the patch with "no because caching negotiated resources is bad
> > pre-1.1" since the submitter can point to CacheNegotiatedDocs and say "so
> > why does Apache allow it then?". Which I can't answer. Why does it?
> Assuming you include multiviews, this would destroy sites using them,
> especially with clients that don't do persistent connections.  Even if
> they do, it is a 2*RTT increase in time per file.

You mean because the client cannot cache the response? But surely that is
better than the client (or worse, a proxy) caching the *wrong* variant?
I'll be really glad when mot browsers are fully HTTP/1.1 compliant so we
can forget about this. 


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