Wrong processing of If-Modified-Since header
|Reported by:||Owned by:||nobody|
|Severity:||Keywords:||static files, If-Modified-Since|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||yes||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Description (last modified by )
I have faced with this issue when Opera 10.63 sent requests like that:
'HTTP_IF_MODIFIED_SINCE': ': 1291108438, Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:05:00 GMT', 'HTTP_USER_AGENT': 'Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1; U; ru) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63'
It seems that IF_MODIFIED_SINCE header is invalid. I don't exactly why... But in RFC2616(HTTP/1.1) we can see a case: "...if the passed If-Modified-Since date is invalid, the response is exactly the same as for a normal GET". So I think, it would be better if django.contrib.staticfiles will handle this case with simple check. I've attached patch.