Anyone know if Web servers might prioritize servicing Regular GET or a Conditional GET. I have seen busy servers take 9 seconds to respond with a (304 Not modified). On fast networks (LANs), the file size is no issue and, it seems that a (200 OK) with the object is downloaded faster than the (304 Not modified) response alone.

Any insight is helpful, thanks.
Wiseowl. Not so wise on this one.