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Re: Summary of ETag related issues in RFC2518bis

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:02:58 -0500
To: " webdav" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
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If WebDAV were just for file systems, then life would be simpler,
but it's not, so we do have to deal with the head-hurting scenarios (:-).

Jim wrote on 12/20/2005 12:14:35 PM:

> 
> On Dec 20, 2005, at 8:58 AM, Stefan Eissing wrote:
> > Mathematically speaking if PUT(x) is the function in the server 
> > that takes the client input and modifies it, so that a subsequent 
> > GET(PUT(x)) defines the content a client gets back. We are talking 
> > about the situation where x != GET(PUT(x)) because the other case 
> > is trivial.
> 
> As the implementer of a WebDAV file system client, the whole idea of 
> x != GET(PUT(x)) makes my head hurt. For file systems to work, they 
> require x == GET(PUT(x)) if there have been no PUTs from other 
> clients between the PUT and the GET.
> 
> - Jim
> 
Received on Tuesday, 20 December 2005 20:03:25 GMT

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