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From Cliff Woolley <jwool...@virginia.edu>
Subject Re: [PATCH] another mod_deflate vs 304 response case
Date Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:24:54 GMT
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> Quoting "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>:
>
> > >Okay, but why the next three lines?  Why would Content-Encoding: gzip
> > >*ever* be set on a 304?
>
> Because Content-* header fields in a 304 response describe
> what the response entity would contain if it were a 200 response.
> Therefore, the header field must be the same as it would be for
> a 200.  The body must be dropped by the HTTP filter.

Aha.  Yeah okay that makes total sense.  Thanks Roy.  :)

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