Re: Conditional GET Proposal for HTTP Cachingluotonen@ptsun00.cern.ch (Ari Luotonen)
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 10:52:10 --100
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ari Luotonen)
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Conditional GET Proposal for HTTP Caching
X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas
> I made a proposal in January about providing a conditional GET
> capability in HTTP. It involves accepting a Last-modified header
> in an HTTP request and sending the document only if the Last-modified
> date of the document is more recent than the one in the request.
> The full proposal is now available at
> I was wondering whether any of the server authors are planning on
> including this feature in future versions?
CERN team thinks this is a neat idea, and is all for it. It
doesn't break any existing servers, and makes it possible to
have much faster caching.
But let's not call it Last-Modified, let's call it Newer-Than
or somethig like that. Once we are in agreement about the name
I'll put it into cern_httpd.
Ari Luotonen |
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