>a) If the server has a file with an EARLIER date, do you want that too?
>From Ari's description of "If-Modified-Since: date" I'd say NO.
return the 304 status code
>b) is the date in GMT?
It better be, or include the offset from GMT.
--- If we want to do caching well, we also need some way to indicate that a document should never be cached, e.g. the output from some scripts will ALWAYS be new documents. There's no point cluttering the cache with things that will never be served again.
PS. Where is the latest HTTP spec available from?
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