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Re: Variant IDs

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 18:11:33 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199602141711.RAA07938@wsooti18.win.tue.nl>
To: mogul@pa.dec.com (Jeffrey Mogul)
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-caching@pa.dec.com
Jeffrey Mogul:
[...]
>and I believe that the particular problem you describe is going
>to be rare enough that it's not a big problem to use a brute-force
>solution (of requiring caches to reload all the relevant resources).

I agree.  And if it does turn out to be a big problem, we can always
redefine it for 1.2.

Your brute force solution means some extra work for service authors
who want to reliably change the mapping to variants, but that is OK
with me as long as the specifiction of the variant-ID mechanism makes
it clear that this extra work is needed.

My main point is that, whatever solution is chosen, its more subtle
consequences must be completely defined in the spec.

>-Jeff

Koen.
Received on Wednesday, 14 February 1996 17:40:13 UTC

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