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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:36:09 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3C77BE55-A4BB-46BB-B915-901EB81F2497@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 02/09/2011, at 6:23 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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

I'd prefer to have the BNF be honest, but maybe that's not possible. Give it a try?


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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