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Ticket #371 (closed editorial: incorporated)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

If-Modified-Since lacks definition for method != GET

Reported by: julian.reschke@gmx.de Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 20
Component: p4-conditional Severity: In WG Last Call
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3.3. If-Modified-Since

The "If-Modified-Since" header field MAY be used to make a request method conditional by modification date: if the selected representation has not been modified since the time specified in this field, then do not perform the request method; instead, respond as detailed below.

This section doesn't seem to say anything about methods other than GET, yet the text seems to imply that a more general case is also covered below.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

The outcome of this one will affect #370.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

IMS is not applicable to methods other than GET and HEAD.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

From [1799]:

p4: Add a section for precedence of conditional request fields and remove

paragraphs that say it isn't defined. Addresses #241 Clarify that If-Modified-Since only applies to GET and HEAD. Addresses #371

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comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to incorporated
  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 20
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