Comment 3 for bug 503144

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 4:22 AM, Martin Pool <email address hidden> wrote:
> 2010/1/5 lborgman <email address hidden>:
>> Uhum, why is sett ing the wrong date on versioned file of low
>> importance? Can't it screw up things quite a bit on the users side?
>
> Can it?  What is the scenario where you're relying on this behavior?

They may for example downlad a file from a certain revision on the web
interface and try to find out if those files are newer or older than
those they have got from for example a zip file they downloaded
elsewhere.

I would expect that it is easy to fix this problem on the server side.
Is there anything that stops you from doing this?

> Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>
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> Downloading a file should send Last-Modified
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> Status in Loggerhead: Triaged
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> Bug description:
> When downloading a single file from a repository, the Last-Modified header is missing.
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> Try for example here and click the download link on that page:
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>  http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~nxhtml/nxhtml/main/annotate/head%3A/web-vcs.el
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> The missing Last-Modified header means that the downloaded file will have the date when downloading was done, not when the file was modified in the repository.
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