Bug #63821

Story #63815: Reduce communication between server and client

HTTP header status 200 should be 304 when cached page not modified

Added by Patrick Broens almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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When a cached page is requested, a "Last-Modified" header is sent with the response, based on the SYS_LASTCHANGED field of the page.
The server response always has a "HTTP/1.1 200 OK" status

There is no check if the browser request comes with a "If-Modified-Since" header. If so, It should be compared with SYS_LASTCHANGED. If the date of SYS_LASTCHANGED is earlier or equal than "If-Modified-Since", it should return a "HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified" status, instead of "HTTP/1.1 200 OK".

A "HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified" status does not have to send the content of the page, which reduces traffic.

Related issues

Duplicates TYPO3 Core - Feature #17085: HTTP GET 'If-Modified-Since' ignored Closed 2007-03-06


#1 Updated by Patrick Broens almost 5 years ago

  • Parent task set to #63815

#2 Updated by Patrick Broens almost 5 years ago

  • TYPO3 Version changed from 6.2 to 7

#3 Updated by Sigfried Arnold almost 5 years ago

In principle, this is a good idea - but it is a bad idea to bind this at SYS_LASTCHANGED since this value does not necessarily contain the needed information

for example, if the page contains a plugin which generates a "random" output, you can't send 304 by comparing with SYS_LASTCHANGED - and TYPO3 simply does not know if an INT-cObject has not changed since the last request.

The only soltion for that would be a really careful cache configuration (by the Developer using the right cObject and the Editor, by defining those values in the cache control settings) - but this is also not trivial, since taking a page from the TYPO3 cache does not necessarily mean, it has not been modified.

#4 Updated by Mathias Schreiber almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

will continue in #63821

#5 Updated by Popy no-lastname-given almost 4 years ago

WIll it continue or will it stay closed ?

BTW, Sigfried is wrong : TYPO3 knows if there is INT objects, and no cache headers at all are sent in this case.

#6 Updated by Mathias Schreiber almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to New

Redmine freaks me out

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