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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 02: 3.11 Entity Tags

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 09:13:07 -0800
Message-Id: <9811101713.AA26265@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: Ross Patterson <ROSSP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.COM>
Cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com



> In section 3.11 "Entity Tags", the statement
> 
>    "A given entity tag value MAY be used for entities obtained by
>    requests on different URIs without implying anything about the
>    equivalence of those entities."
> 
> confuses me to the point of being unable to parse it, let alone
> summarize it.
>

How about rewriting this sentence to:

   "A given entity tag value MAY be used for entities obtained by
   requests on different URIs and does not imply the
   equivalence of those entities."

The point that is trying to be made is that an entity tag can only
be used relative to the same requested resource.  Personally, I wish
Etags were stronger than this, but that is their definition.
				- Jim
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 1998 17:13:26 EST

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