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TorgoX (1933)


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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Friday April 09, 2004
07:55 PM

ETag et al

[ #18258 ]
Dear All,

I'm thinking about adding ETag support to XML::RSS::TimingBot, but I wonder if it's worth the bother. Are there actually HTTP servers that support ETag/If-None-Match that don't also support Last-Modified/If-Modified-Since?

(I already have XML::RSS::TimingBot doing Last-Modified/If-Modified-Since)

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  • I'm not sure how widespread it is, but I can tell you that the in-house code at my former employer used ETags without Last-Modified support, so it does exist.
    • For Slash, we do some dynamic RSS now (and plan to roll out even more), and use ETag for it.

      Why dynamic? So will give you RSS matching your own prefs. So you can include the daily module listings, or exclude user group meetings, etc.