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Re: ETags, next call, was: Notes on call from today ...

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 23:30:32 +0100
Message-ID: <439F4B88.1050908@gmx.de>
To: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
CC: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@apple.com>, Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Cullen Jennings wrote:
> I have still been looking for an answer on a question I asked long ago on
> this. If a client needs a strong ETag, and it gets a weak ETag, should the
> client poll the server until it gets a strong ETag? This seems to be the
> recommendation but no one seem to say "yes" or "no" to this?

The answer is "no", unless the client happens to know that it talks to a 
server that indeed upgrades the weak to a strong one later (which in 
general will not be the case).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 22:32:07 UTC

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