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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Getting rid of "Vary" -- Follow-up
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 13:06:25 GMT
On 5/4/07, Fred Tyler <fredty8@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, it turns out that getting rid of Vary within mod_negotiation
> isn't as straightforward as I'd hoped, so I've gone and change
> http_protocol.c in version 1.3.37 and http_filters.c in 2.2.4 so that
> setting "force-no-vary" does not fall back to HTTP/1.0.
>
> The only way I plan to use "force-no-vary" is by putting the following
> line in httpd.conf:
>
> BrowserMatch MSIE force-no-vary
>
> With that in mind, can someone who know more about these things than I
> do comment on the safety of this approach? As long as I limit
> "force-no-vary" to MSIE, is there any risk of *not* degrading to
> HTTP/1.0?

It depends what you are varying on and why. You could easily cause
proxy caches to send innapropriate variants to clients.

Joshua.

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