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Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Conditional GET requests
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 19:57:56 +0200
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Am Freitag, 15. Mai 2015, 19:23:41 schrieb Giuseppe Scrivano:
> 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
> default.

Right, I meant "only when -N is enabled". Sorry for confusion.


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