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From Paul Rubin <phr-apa...@nightsong.com>
Subject general/5873: mod_asis doc says module should add last-modified-date header, but it shouldn't!!!
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2000 01:20:13 GMT

>Number:         5873
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       mod_asis doc says module should add last-modified-date header, but it
shouldn't!!!
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 13 17:30:00 PST 2000
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     phr-apache@nightsong.com
>Release:        1.3.9
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
Solaris 2.6, gcc, etc.
>Description:
The doc at http://www.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_asis.html says:

>How-To-Repeat:
See http://www.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_asis.html
>Fix:
Make the design decision that "as is" means what it says,
and update the docs to reflect the decision.  If necessary, add
mod_asis module configuration commands to turn server insertion of
individual headers such as Last-Modified-Date on and off.
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
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 >Notes: the server always adds a Date: and Server: header to the data returned >to
the client, so these should not be included in the file. The server does >not add a Last-Modified
header; it probably should.
 
 In fact, having the server add a Last-Modified header is a terrible idea.
 I'm not even convinced that it should add Date: or Server:, since the idea
 of "mod_asis" is to send the specified headers AS IS, that is, do not mess
 with them and don't add extra ones.  Adding Date: and Server: don't seem so
 harmful, but adding Last-Modified can cause problems since it's necessary to
 send a fake Last-Modified date to prevent incorrect document caching in MSIE.
 (Using the Cache-Control header is *not* enough--you have to use almost every
 header imaginable to get MSIE to not cache the document).


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