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Re: ETags

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 01:23:45 -0800 (PST)
To: Kevin Wiggen <wiggs@xythos.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10002160121440.17758-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Kevin Wiggen wrote:
> I searched the spec and could not find any special details on handling
> ETags.
> Should an ETag value be updated when a dead property is changed?  On the

Probably, on the basis that an ETag represents the resource, and the
properties are part of the resource.

> same note, do most servers update the last-modified-date when a dead
> property is changed?

mod_dav does not update the last-modified-date. This is stated at

> Does Webdav want to take a stand one way or another?

I'd prefer it didn't since it would be rather painful for me to support.
But that's just me :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2000 04:22:10 UTC

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