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Re: Summary of ETag related issues in RFC2518bis

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 09:18:03 +0100 (MET)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0512220917130.12058@gnenaghyn.vaevn.se>

On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, Julian Reschke wrote:

>> Julian: I agree with you, but did you think Dan was suggesting otherwise,
>> or were you just agreeing with Dan's statement (or at least, with the
>> "yes, it's OK" part)?   I am assuming that you were not disagreeing
>> with Dan, since I don't believe he suggests anything that would make ETag
>> behavior depend on whether the resource was locked or not.
>
> I agree that servers can rewrite the content upon PUT, even if the resource 
> is locked. I do not agree that they need to break the lock to do that.

Agreed, lock is there to ensure other clients won't edit the resource. The 
server can do what it wants.

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Yves Lafon - W3C
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