[Tsvwg] Re: [e2e] e2e principle..where??....

Jim Gettys jg at pa.dec.com
Wed Jun 6 08:33:00 PDT 2001

Exactly so: much of the web is generated content.

HTTP/1.1 is designed so that either end of the communications (server 
or client) can demand complete end-to-end behavior, while allowing for
intermediate caching when appropriate.  

Anything that just sniffs packets without looking at the HTTP headers 
in detail and obey the caching semantics defined in the HTTP protocol 
*WILL* cause things to break.

					- Jim

Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation
jg at pa.dec.com

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