On Jan 31, 2014 9:59 PM, "Tyler Romeo" <tylerromeo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Mark Holmquist <mtraceur(a)member.fsf.org
It should be passed a value that matches a Last-Modified value that we
get from the previous "fetch page contents" API call.
Unfortunately, MediaWiki refuses to obey the HTTP spec. Hence the reason
why we don't have E-Tag support either.
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The api uses http to transport things around, but ultimately it works on a
higher layer than http for the final results. Thus it doesnt make sense to
use http headers to describe parts of the returned content, anymore than it
would make to use icmp packets to say page not found, since the individual
parts of the api response are not the same as the entire response body, but
form a higher application specific protocol. (Imo)