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Re: ETags?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 22:55:24 +0100
Message-ID: <41F17A4C.40904@gmx.de>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Elias Sinderson wrote:
> Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
>> I agree with Roy's rationale and conclusion, and support the  removal 
>> of the reference to live properties in section 2.6
> So, in effect, the spec will state that dead properties MUST be the same 
> across all bindings to a given resource, and that (by remaining silent 
> on the issue) live properties MAY vary depending on server 
> implementation. I am not oposed to this, however as a guide to client 
> implementors it might be nice to point out that they can't neccessarily 
> depend on live properties being the same across all bindings to a resource.

I'm not happy with this text, as it sort-of *encourages* people to 
define live properties that way.

So *if* the spec makes a statement about dead properties, but *doesn't* 
make statement about live properties, that should be clear enough ("if 
the spec author's would have wanted to make a statement about live 
properties, they would have done it here").

Having the choice between two text versions that technically say the 
same, I'm voting for the shorter and simpler one.

Best regards, Julian

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Received on Friday, 21 January 2005 21:56:06 UTC

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