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ETags vs Variants, was: Revising RFC2616 - what's happening

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:56:16 +0200
Message-ID: <453775F0.5020203@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Henrik Nordstrom schrieb:
> Agreed.
> 
> From experience I think it's also worthwhile to further stress the
> importance of ETag uniqueness among variants of a URI. Very few
> implementations get this part correct. In fact most major web servers
> have issues here...
> 
> Some even strongly believe that entities with different Content-Encoding
> is the same entity, arguing that since most encoding (at least the
> standardized ones) can be converted to the same identity encoding so
> they are in fact the same entity and should have the same strong ETag.
> 
> Regards
> Henrik

I violently agree.

Could you write up a short description of the problem, for inclusion in 
the issues list Mark N. is working on?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 19 October 2006 13:03:07 GMT

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