[thelist] http response codes

Filip Salomonsson filip at netdesign.se
Wed May 16 08:03:10 CDT 2001

Filip Salomonsson (ego):
> It checks the last modification time of the actual file on your disk
> (assuming the resource is a file, of course).

Of course, that's not the whole truth if the file is being parsed as a
script, returning dynamic content. In these cases, the server (hopefully)
never returns a 304 for that resource. The same also applies in a number of
other cases, of course.

More on HTTP Repsonse status codes here:


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