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cache MUST update forwarded end-to-end headers after a 304 or 206 response


This test clause tests the following 2 requirement(s).

  1. "The end-to-end headers stored in the cache entry are used for the constructed response, except that ... any end-to-end headers provided in the 304 or 206 response MUST replace the corresponding headers from the cache entry" (rfc2616)
  2. "If the entity-tag of the new response matches that of an existing entry, the new response SHOULD be used to update the header fields of the existing entry, and the result MUST be returned to the client" (rfc2616)

Developer notes

We do not use 206 (Partial Content) responses because it is not clear in what cases a 206 response should update cached parts and when it should purge cache parts.


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Internal Identifier

This test clause identifier is test_clause/rfc2616/scUpdates-fwd. Please use that identifier when refering to this test clause.

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