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From André Malo>
Subject Re: replacing Date header
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:21:31 GMT
* Eric Covener wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM, André Malo <> wrote:
> >> There are lots of non-mod_proxy modules that act as a proxy of one
> >> sort or another -- shouldn't we just respect their date header if they
> >> issue one?
> >
> > Hmm, I'm actually wondering why. And which ones would that be?
> Java application servers like WebSphere and WebLogic provide Apache
> modules like this.  I don't know how to address the "why", I just want
> to remove the special treatment for mod_proxy / r->proxyreq and only
> set a Date if one wasn't provided by the handler.  The user I was
> working with didn't fully understand how how his software re-used the
> value in the Date header as sent in the handler.

Uhm, I have no real idea about those, but are they not integrated with the 
proxy framework? ajp?

However, I always saw this Date header handling as a way to enforce RFC 
compliance (e.g. to overwrite Date-headers in mod_asis handlers and crappy 
backends). Wrong Date headers may have a huge impact, as I see it.
But then, maybe I'm overrating that.

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