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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 19:23:41 +0200
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Tim Rühsen <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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....
> One GET including If-modified-since simply should replace the two requests 
> HEAD + GET (or one HEAD if this says 'no update'). Why should the backup 
> strategy of Wget change ? Maybe I am just wrong... please explain a bit more 
> in detail.

so you mean when -N is used?

I thought that "enable by default" meant in any case (so to imply -N
also when not specified), if not, then I agree that it can be the


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