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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 14:29:58 -0400
Richard Tobin wrote:
> > That *is* supposed to be a rule: that you can GET the same URL
> > as many times as you want with no changes. Otherwise caching
> > would not work.
> Surely the whole mechanism of HTTP "if-modified-since" and "expires"
> headers exists because this is not true?
I overstated my case. What I meant was that the *very act* of
doing a GET is not supposed to change anything. Obviously the
*result* of doing a GET may change over time.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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