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Re: HTTP 1.1 issue 02: 3.11 Entity Tags

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 98 13:57:02 PST
Message-Id: <9811112157.AA10193@acetes.pa.dec.com>
To: jg@pa.dec.com (Jim Gettys)
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."
    
On reflection, I don't think this rewrite is that much easier
to parse, since it's not clear what the subject of "does not imply"
is.

How about
       A given entity tag value MAY be used for entities obtained by
       requests on different URIs.  The use of the same entity tag
       value in conjunction with entities obtained by requests on
       different URIs does not imply the equivalence of those
       entities.

-Jeff
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 1998 21:57:17 EST

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