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ETags, was: Issues from Interop/Interim WG Meeting

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:57:54 +0200
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCGEMKFFAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 8:14 PM
> To: Webdav WG
> Subject: Issues from Interop/Interim WG Meeting
>
> ...
> -  Be clear in spec that servers MUST do ETags. Explain how necessary
> this is to solve the lost update problem.
> ..

ETags are a good thing, correct. However, HTTP (RFC2616) doesn't require
them, RFC2518 doesn't require them, and they '*aren't* required for
interoperability. So there's no way to require them in RFC2518bis -- it
would break all servers that don't have them.

Julian

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