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


This test clause tests the following 3 requirement(s).

  1. "If a cache uses a received 304 response to update a cache entry, the cache MUST update the entry to reflect any new field values given in the response" (rfc2616)
  2. "Unless the cache decides to remove the cache entry, it MUST also replace the end-to-end headers stored with the cache entry with corresponding headers received in the incoming response, except for Warning headers as described immediately above" (rfc2616)
  3. "If a header field- name in the incoming response matches more than one header in the cache entry, all such old headers MUST be replaced" (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-store. Please use that identifier when refering to this test clause.

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