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Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:38:08 +0200
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Tim Rühsen <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

would not be better to not enable it by default?  At least this is what
we do with --timestamping and having --if-modified-since by default will
break the use case of downloading successive files as .1, .2, .3....


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