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Re: 54th IETF Meeting Information, and RFC2518 open issues

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:06:08 +0200
Cc: "'Webdav WG \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <ldusseault@xythos.com>
Message-Id: <F7881661-5690-11D6-9959-00039384827E@greenbytes.de>

Am Montag den, 22. April 2002, um 20:01, schrieb Lisa Dusseault:

>> Having never encountered a client using them, I propose to
>> drop ETags in IF headers.
>
> OK; if we drop ETags in If headers how are servers intended to handle
> requests using the old syntax, or do you believe that is not an 
> issue (if
> so, why)?

We can handle this similar to the "keepalive" body for COPY requests.

Do we know a client using IF headers with ETags? If it is a feature
not used by anyone, it has not proven interoperability and we should
change/discard it.

If we discover that it is used, or if someone can explain the use
case and benefits, that is a completely different matter.

Our server is able to handle the current IF header syntax, so I
have no problem with the current specification. I just think that
cutting away unused features will increase interoperable
implementations.

//Stefan
Received on Tuesday, 23 April 2002 04:06:25 GMT

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