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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: Protocol question: 304 and content-length
Date Sun, 14 Apr 2002 19:46:39 GMT

According to the spec, IIS is incorrect, and we have done the correct
thing.

Ryan

> Someone posted a bug report in bugzilla claiming that they were having
> problems with an IIS v4.0 server returning blank pages through an
Apache
> proxy. They posted a trace of the request, and this is what the IIS
> server said in response to a conditional request (If-None-Match):
> 
> HTTP/1.1
> 304 Not Modified
> Server: Microsoft-IIS/4.0
> Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 16:05:15 GMT
> Content-Location: http://www.dreo.dnd.ca/index.html
> ETag: "c077721eaf49c01:1364"
> Content-Length: 0
> 
> The above response includes a content-length of zero. RFC2616 10.3.5
> says that the cache MUST update the entry with the field values in the
> response.
> 
> ie: The content-length just forced the cached file to be of zero
length.
> 
> Looks like a bug in IIS to me - can anyone else confirm this?
> 
> Regards,
> Graham
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