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Re: Summary of ETag related issues in RFC2518bis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 15:54:11 +0100
Message-ID: <43A96C93.2080908@gmx.de>
To: Dan Brotsky <dbrotsky@adobe.com>
CC: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>

Dan Brotsky wrote:
> As to your last question: Yes it's OK and no the server needs to break
> the lock if it does this (because it's indistinguishable from another
> client's edit).  Not all clients will work efficiently against servers
> that unexpectedly munge data after PUTs are complete but  that's life.

For the record: I think that linking the ETag behavior for PUT to the 
fact whether the resource was locked or not would be a really bad idea.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 21 December 2005 14:56:14 GMT

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