Etag-on-write, 2nd attempt (== IETF draft 01)


this new draft attempts to resolve issues raised over here two weeks 
ago, mainly in the extensibility model (removed for now to avoid 
bikeshed-type discussions), and with respect to backwards compatibility 
with components that treat newly introduced headers as entity headers 
(I'm trying to get away by making the header an entity header, eagerly 
awaiting new feedback).

I hope that this addresses the feedback I received so far (thanks a lot!).

Best regards, Julian wrote:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
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> 	Title		: The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Entity Tag ("ETag") Response Header in Write Operations
> 	Author(s)	: J. Reschke
> 	Filename	: draft-reschke-http-etag-on-write-01.txt
> 	Pages		: 20
> 	Date		: 2006-8-25
> The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) specifies a state identifier,
>    called "Entity Tag", to be returned in the "ETag" response header.
>    However, the description of this header for write operations such as
>    PUT is incomplete, and has caused confusion among developers and
>    protocol designers, and potentially interoperability problems.
>    This document explains the problem in detail and suggests both a
>    clarification for a revision to the HTTP/1.1 specification (RFC2616)
>    and a new header for use in responses, making HTTP entity tags more
>    useful for user agents that want to avoid round-trips to the server
>    after modifying a resource.
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