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Re: FW: ETags again - basic question

From: Jason Crawford <nn683849@smallcue.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 17:15:00 -0500
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Cc: "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF63161C49.2D150D21-ON85256CDC.0077B9F3@us.ibm.com>




Okay, I'll take a stab at this one...

> When does an (strong) etag of a resource change?
>
> 1) when the content of a resource has changed (e.g. after a PUT)
> 2) when one of the properties has changed (e.g. after a PROPPATCH)
> 3) in both cases 1) and 2)

I think the answer is whenever the GET response changes.  So for most
resources the answer is almost always (1), not (2) or (3).   If you have a
live
resource that is dependent on other info, the answer might vary.


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