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Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 21:12:21 +0200
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Am Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2015, 15:43:54 schrieb Hubert Tarasiuk:
> W dniu 13.05.2015 o 13:28, Ander Juaristi pisze:
> > And second, I'm not really sure whether --condget is the best name for
> > the switch.
> > Requests that include any of If-Unmodified-Since, If-Match,
> > If-None-Match, or If-Range
> > header fields are also "conditional GETs" as well.
> > We might want to implement one of those in the future and we'd be forced
> > to choose a name which could easily be
> > inconsistent/confusing with --condget. Or maybe we won't. But we don't
> > know that now, so I think
> > it's better to choose a switch more specific to the fact that an
> > If-Modified-Since header will be sent
> > so as to avoid confusion.
> Do you have an idea for a better switch name that would not be too long?
> I have noticed that issue earlier, but could not think of a better name
> that would not be too long. :D
> Thank you for the suggestions,

Hi Hubert,

why not --if-modified-since as a boolean option ?

I personally would set it to true by default, since it is a very common/basic 
HTTP 1.1 header.

Regards, Tim

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