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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: last modified header
Date Mon, 10 Jun 2002 23:27:18 GMT
Jie Gao wrote:

>>This is quite ambiguous, but I think this is how it should read:
>>
>>On the Apache web server, the last modified HTTP header is returned if
>>the file is an HTML file.  If it is a SHTML (or processed by
>>mod_include), then the last modified header is only returned when
>>the SHTML file is executable. 

And the XBitHack directive is set to "Full".

> Otherwise, for a SHTML file with no
>>executable bit set, no last modified information is returned.
> 
> What would be desirable is a directive to send the last modified header
> for all files.

That would just be wrong.  When content is dynamically generated, the 
"last-modified" date would need to be the same as the current time, so 
it wouldn't serve any purpose.

Joshua.


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