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#306: does etag value really use quoted-string

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:35:21 +1000
Message-Id: <9877AD05-AB5C-4ABC-A43D-E69EC50CD320@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

IIRC we checked various implementations and found that many don't handle ETags as a quoted-string; therefore, the safe/sensible thing to do is to re-define ETag as a something else; i.e., something with the same syntax, but without any special semantic for backslashes.

We might also caution against including backslashes in them in prose, since it isn't interoperable.

Thoughts / objections?

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:35:51 UTC

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