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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/support httpd.exp
Date Tue, 09 Feb 1999 18:53:13 GMT

On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> >But if both are weak it will do a range request, and that's incorrect. 
> No it won't -- it will compare the If-Range etag to the last-modified
> date, which is guaranteed to fail and thus picks up this edge case for free.

Ah, yup, nice. 

> I am torn between doing the minimal parsing and just being robust.
> OTOH, now that I've gone through the exercise of writing the parser
> and am satisfied that it works for the extreme case, I wouldn't mind
> removing that part of the algorithm just to simplify things.  
> If we ever need the more complex version, it will be in the history.

Your call...


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