HTTP Hangups

Conditional Get Update. Various news aggregators are leaping on the conditional get bandwagon. (108 Words) [The Fishbowl]

Its somewhat ironic that all this effort is suddenly being devoted to make aggregators only perform full GETs when they are needed, when as anyone who’s ever developed a public facing stateful web-app knows, its usually a knock-down drag-out fight to prevent misconfigured proxy servers from caching all your pages (and cookies, some of them) for all eternity and breaking your app in a variety of interesting and humorous ways.

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