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Re: #306: does etag value really use quoted-string

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:44:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4E5FC463.6030201@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-08-30 13:35, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/306>
> 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?

Sounds right to me.

Best regards, Julian
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