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Re: Etag-on-write, draft -04

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 18:06:17 -0800
Message-Id: <55301FEF-E5B9-493A-97ED-7316FFD19F49@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@wsanchez.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
To: Roy T.Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Just one question from all this conversation I just caught up on  
(didn't realize Wilfredo had posted to the main list).

If a server doesn't return an ETag at all in response to PUT , isn't  
the client likely to assume that the server wants it to use the Last- 
Modified value instead?  In which case today's clients will all  
assume they already have the content (what they PUT)  and never  
download what the server actually stored.


On Dec 1, 2006, at 10:00 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> Or simply not returning the etag at all, which tells the client it  
> needs
> to obtain the new representation that contains the current Id info.
Received on Saturday, 9 December 2006 02:06:30 UTC

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