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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: RFC conceptual problem - please help
Date Sun, 30 Jan 2000 00:04:17 GMT
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Notice how the headers returned to the browser are the exact same
> headers that were returned from MSIIS - without the MIME type!
> Who is at fault here? MSIIS or Apache?

looks like apache is at fault.  see rfc2616 section 10.3.5:

   If the conditional GET used a strong cache validator (see section
   13.3.3), the response SHOULD NOT include other entity-headers.
   Otherwise (i.e., the conditional GET used a weak validator), the
   response MUST NOT include other entity-headers; this prevents
   inconsistencies between cached entity-bodies and updated headers.

so the proxy should always used the cached entity headers for 304


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