Re: Conditional GET Proposal for HTTP Caching

Ari Luotonen (
Thu, 10 Mar 1994 10:52:10 --100

> I made a proposal in January about providing a conditional GET
> capability in HTTP. It involves accepting a Last-modified header
> in an HTTP request and sending the document only if the Last-modified
> date of the document is more recent than the one in the request.
> The full proposal is now available at
> I was wondering whether any of the server authors are planning on
> including this feature in future versions?

CERN team thinks this is a neat idea, and is all for it. It
doesn't break any existing servers, and makes it possible to
have much faster caching.

But let's not call it Last-Modified, let's call it Newer-Than
or somethig like that. Once we are in agreement about the name
I'll put it into cern_httpd.


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