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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:23:20 +0200
Message-ID: <4E609278.90102@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-09-02 02:30, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Looks right to me.
> I'm a *little* concerned about how productions like this will be handled:
> If-Match: "abc\", "def"
> but that's a corner case...

Maybe we need to do this differently. Leave the syntax definition alone, but

- explain that senders should not use escapes, and that they might be 
screwed if they need a DQUOTE in an etag (also to avoid OWS)

- explain that recipients should really really treat etags as opaque, 
and just keep and return what they got from senders

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 2 September 2011 08:24:01 UTC

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