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Re: Variant IDs

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 1996 20:51:08 -0800
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9603102051.aa23052@paris.ics.uci.edu>
Given that a Variant ID also needs a Validator in order to be useful,
wouldn't it make more sense just to require that the validator contain
the equivalent of a Variant ID when variants are present?

Combined with my other suggestion (to make validators a change indicator),
we could considerably reduce the number of additional header fields
sent on these requests and responses.

In other words, this is the same as my IF-ID/Unless-ID/Content-ID
proposal but without the "world uniqueness" and usage of the <mailbox>

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Sunday, 10 March 1996 22:59:54 UTC

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