Re: MDMA server at UNC/SunSITE is broken

Simon E Spero (
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 05:12:39 +0200

"Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU> writes:
>I would send this directly to Simon, but I can't find his e-mail address

Roy - you message was a little harsh, but that's ok. I really still like you,
and think you're a really nice person. I really want to make you happy, and
I'll do the best I can.

I understand you have problems with caching, and support for caching wasn't
the top priority. There'll support for head and Date in the new version coming
out next week.

If-Modified-Since wasn't in the version of the HTTP specs I coded to, and
although I may put it in, there are some really severe tradeoffs in
implementing it that affect real users, not cache users.

The Error messages in the running version are rather spartan, but they will
to be replaced later this week with internationalised error messages, with
initial support for French and English.

I just want everybody to be happy, and the way we're serving 85% more
web documents a day with HTTPD not even showing up on the top 20 process list,
makes us happy here.

By the way, as of midnight tonight, I will no longer be working for the
University of North Carolina. I'll be around for a week more, then I'll be
in Europe until the Web Conference in Chicago. I've had a great time working
here; I just wish it was as well funded as you believe it to be.