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Re: AW: [xml-dev] RFC for XML Object Parsing

[Default] On Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:36:24 -0600, Brian Aberle
<xmlboss@live.com> wrote:

| I can remember surfing the web in the HTTP 1.0 days.  Every 
| page was a fresh update.  Nothing was cached, not by your ISP, 
| not by your browser -

This, of course, is rubbish.  People relatively new to the 'net really
have no idea how seriously "bandwidth" was taken in the early days,
and why consuming network resources without good reason was considered
a cardinal sin. 

That's why the If-Modfied-Since header was in HTTP/1.0. 

| then ETag standardized a way to cache.

Actually no, which is why it is as optional as If-Modified-Since.  It
also "optimizes" for certain use-cases only (where server-side support
for I-M-S could be cumbersome).  E.g.


You don't help your case by exaggerating.

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