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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:55:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4EABCD78.10503@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-10-24 20:13, Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...

Trying to summarize where we are:

1) Yves did dome tests on servers: 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2011JulSep/0266.html> 
-> the servers being tested didn't seem to unescape

2) Amos Jeffries reports that recent Squids actually *do* handle them as 
quoted-strings: 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2011JulSep/0470.html>

3) I tested various browsers, and they do not unescape: 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2011OctDec/0087.html>

So what do we do?

Claiming that etags use quoted-strings when almost nobody does seems to 
be a bad thing. For instance, apparently it has caused the Squid 
developers to make a change that in the best case is harmless, and in 
the worst case will break things.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 29 October 2011 09:55:48 GMT

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