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Re: ETags?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 17:32:07 -0800
Message-Id: <EEAC9EBC-69B9-11D9-BBF5-000D93324AD6@gbiv.com>
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: Brian Korver <briank@xythos.com>

>> I think all this says is that if you get the same Etag for "/a" and 
>> "/b", you can't assume that it's the same entity.
>
> Right, that's what I believe it says too, but I think that may be
> counter-intuitive for some implementers -- who may in fact miss
> this text in 3.11 and to implement expecting that they can assume
> it's the same entity.

I suggest we give them a sharp object and let evolution take its course.

There is nothing in either specification that would lead to such an
assumption and no evidence that implementers have made it (at least
none that survived in the wild).

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2005 01:32:17 GMT

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