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RE: weak etags vs PATCH, was: Fwd: New Version Notification - draft-dusseault-http-patch-15.txt

From: Nicolas Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:33:56 -0300
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <hdf3j4$fn9$2@ger.gmane.org>
Brian Smith wrote:
> Finally, has anybody worked through how a complementary DIFF method would
> work, to make sure that such a DIFF method would work well in conjunction
> with PATCH? I would think that the addition of DIFF would have huge
> implications for how caching works for non-GET methods, including PATCH.
> And, if it's been decided that DIFF isn't needed because GET can be used
> instead, then why doesn't the same apply for PATCH vs. POST?

Something similar to "DIFF" is implemented via GET and extra request headers 
in RFC 3229.
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 19:35:35 UTC

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