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Re: HTTP Protocol Extentions

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 17:26:42 -0500
Message-ID: <34187022.7C91@w3.org>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
CC: Arthur van Hoff <avh@marimba.com>, Push Workshop <www-push@w3.org>, DRP Mailing List <drp@marimba.com>
Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> It seems like what you want is some kind of globally unique
> ETag, e.g., such that a cache could presume that if it had
> data with same globally unique ETag anywhere in its cache,
> it could use that data; on the other hand, you also want
> those etags to be 'global'
> 
> Since there are both 'strong' and 'weak' etags, maybe we could
> add global etags too. For the most part, you can just use
> them like (strong) etags, but the origin server guarantees
> global uniqueness.

Yeah verily. I heard that suggestion from somebody else in
the last few days; the more I think about it, the more
I like it.

Proposed syntax, anyone?

-- 
Dan
http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 11 September 1997 18:25:56 EDT

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