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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: production quality?
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:18:12 GMT
On 31/10/02 14:36 "Martin Algesten" <> wrote:

> 1. Tomcat should either not send any headers on a 304, or if it does
> then make sure that they do reflect the correct values for the requested
> object (e.g. not call a gif a text).
> 2. Not entirely sure here. Reading the HTTP/1.1
> It states:
> "If a cache uses a received 304 response to update a cache entry, the
> cache MUST update the entry to reflect any new field values given in the
> response."
> I suspect that is what we're seeing in mod_proxy. But I just realised
> that I have some reading to do, the stuff about weak and strong
> validator didn't make much sense to me...

I too believe that mod_proxy is behaving quite correctly according to the
spec... Tomcat should not send those headers... It will also impact client
(browser) caches, not only mod_proxy...


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