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Re: Etag-on-write, 2nd attempt (== IETF draft 01)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:55:39 +0200
Message-ID: <45095F5B.5040709@gmx.de>
To: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
CC: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Helge Hess <helge.hess@opengroupware.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Cyrus Daboo schrieb:
> ...
> So, for Julian's current proposal, I would like to see an additional 
> entity-transform-keyword to help discriminate between (2) and (3). Of 
> course what constitutes a 'non-semantic' change is not at all clear, and 
> will likely depend on the application and data type. So perhaps 
> entity-transform-keyword just needs to be extensible, and other specs 
> can extend it - the important point being that if the client sees a 
> keyword it does not know about it treats it as 'unspecified'. So CalDAV 
> could declare a 'CalDAV-unchanged' keyword that serves could use to 
> indicate case (2). AtomPub, XCAP etc could define there own. Each spec 
> would have to be very explicit as to what 'non-semantic' changes are 
> allowed to the data.

Right. That was the intent with the extensibility model defined in draft 
00 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-http-etag-on-write-00.html#rfc.section.4>). 
I removed it in 01, because - as always - the extension point distracted 
people from the base problem. It could be simply re-added once there's 
support for the remainder of the document.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 14 September 2006 14:02:29 GMT

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