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Re: [Bug 14] new requirements on ETags vs property changes

From: Elias Sinderson <elias@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:47:45 -0700
Message-ID: <436112C1.1050605@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

bugzilla@soe.ucsc.edu wrote:

>http://ietf.cse.ucsc.edu:8080/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14
>
Definately a major issue...  :-)

Summary notes from todays conference call:
There are currently servers which both DO and DO NOT change ETags on 
property changes, hence there is a risk in obsoleting existing 
implementations regardless of the path the WG takes on this issue.
Further, there are clear disadvantages to distributed authoring clients 
if an ETag changes due to a property update, without the resource body 
changing.

Jim suggests introducing PTag for property changes, and I agree this 
would be useful, however introducing this into a revision of an existing 
spec will create problems. Julian suggests that this would belong in a 
seperate specification.

Rough concensus reached to use SHOULD NOT with respect to changing ETags 
on property changes - Lisa to make edit...

Hope this captured the gist of the conversation, please feel free to add 
anything that may be useful.


Best,
Elias
Received on Thursday, 27 October 2005 17:47:56 GMT

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