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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apache-2.0/src/main http_protocol.c
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2000 16:55:27 GMT
> From: Greg Ames []
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 9:15 AM
> Aren't HEAD requests pretty rare in the Real World?  If so, we don't
> have to worry too much about performance.  If we can remove tests for
> HEAD from the handlers, sounds like it would simplify the 
> code and speed up GETs a tiny bit too.

No, they are incredibly common.  90% of the time they are looking for
etag, last-modified and cache control tags, but it's entirely possible 
that some browsers are also checking cached c-l values and using them 
as part of the cache refresh logic.

I smell an interesting experiment here...

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