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Re: Change to Lock-Token

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 21:11:50 PST
Message-ID: <33360D16.241@parc.xerox.com>
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Yaron Goland wrote:
> As I was working through versioning I realized I had made a mistake in
> specifying the Lock-Token header. I want lock-tokens to be
> quoted-strings, instead of tokens, so they can be used anywhere an e-tag
> may be used.
>                 Yaron
> Lock-Token Header
> LockToken = "Lock-Token" ":" quoted-string CRLF
> The Lock-Token may be used anywhere that an e-tag may be used. So
> Lock-Tokens may be used in if-match calls to indicate that the request
> may only proceed if the lock is still in force.
> The LockToken header may never appear in the same request as a Lock-Info
> header.

If a lock-token quacks like an etag, why isn't an etag?

Wouldn't it be simpler just to say "you can lock something, 
and you get back the etag of the thing you locked"?

Received on Monday, 24 March 1997 00:13:35 UTC

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