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Re: thinking about etags

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:07:11 +0200
To: LMM@acm.org
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1187824031.32075.90.camel@henriknordstrom.net>

On lör, 2007-08-18 at 09:05 -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:

> ETag responses for other request methods were "this is what the eTag would
> be
> for the same request (including URI but also other request methods)
> if you used the GET method instead".  

That's not the full picture. There is exceptions like 201 responses
where the ETag is not necessarily related to the requested resource.

Example: POST creating a new resource and returning a 201 with the
Location of the created resource and it's ETag.

There may be other odd cases as well..

Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2007 23:07:18 UTC

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