Re: Last-modified date & indexing

Mon, 14 Nov 1994 01:20:58 +0100

>However, under no circumstances should it ever come from the HTML header.
>That mechanism was never intended to provide values for metainformation
>that can be (and is) more readily obtained elsewhere.

I'm not sure I agree that it shouldn't be in the HTML,
but I feel strongly that the HTTP header is *the* place for filesystem
related meta-information.

Seems I'm constantly having to beat people around Rice over the
head to use -p when copying files. It's really annoying to have new
timestamps slapped on files just because someone was too lazy when
moving things from one volume to another. So I'm really tempted to
see an option for this to be an HTML header item too. Just ...
maybe not this century. ;-)

>.....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA
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Rick Troth <>, Houston, Texas, USA