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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Patch to bug #345 complete ?
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2001 18:34:41 GMT


On Mon, 20 Aug 2001, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 10:54:43AM -0700, Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
> > I'm not sure I would make quite so blanket a statement as that.  If the
> > servlet itself understands that the content it produces changes rarely, it
> > can improve performance by respecting If-Modified-Since values.  To make
> > this worthwhile, though, it will also need to control the value sent for
> > the "Last-Modified" header, which you can do by overriding the
> > getLastModified() method of HttpServlet.
> 
> True - you are correct.  But, this wouldn't be something that Tomcat 
> could do by default - this would require that the servlet itself 
> handle this and have appropriate logic via getLastModified().  
> The servlet can handle it, but that's user code not Tomcat code.  

Agreed.

On my earlier statement, I should have pointed out that the automatic
handling Tomcat 4 does is when serving static resources only.

> -- justin
> 
> 

Craig



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