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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:22:28 +0200
Message-ID: <453CC214.2010308@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Hi,

(see below for the announcement, and 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-http-etag-on-write-03.html> 
for an HTML version).

The only feedback that I got for draft 03 was another comment about the 
importance of extensibility; even when not required in the first phase.

Thus I made a single change to the definition of the new header in 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-http-etag-on-write-03.html#rfc.section.4>, 
clarifying what the extension point is (new tokens defined in addition 
of "identity" and "unspecified"), and how recipients need to treat them.

As mentioned when draft 03 came out 
(<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2006OctDec/0000.html>), 
  I will now do an informal four-week Last Call over here (ending Nov 
20), and submit the draft for publication as Experimental Standard to 
the RFC-Editor then.

Best regards, Julian


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> 	Title		: The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Entity Tag ("ETag") Response Header in Write Operations
> 	Author(s)	: J. Reschke
> 	Filename	: draft-reschke-http-etag-on-write-03.txt
> 	Pages		: 20
> 	Date		: 2006-10-19
> 	
> The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) specifies a state identifier,
>    called "Entity Tag", to be returned in the "ETag" response header.
>    However, the description of this header for write operations such as
>    PUT is incomplete, and has caused confusion among developers and
>    protocol designers, and potentially interoperability problems.
> 
>    This document explains the problem in detail and suggests both a
>    clarification for a revision to the HTTP/1.1 specification (RFC2616)
>    and a new header for use in responses, making HTTP entity tags more
>    useful for user agents that want to avoid round-trips to the server
>    after modifying a resource.
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