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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:22:28 +0200
Message-ID: <453CC214.2010308@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>


(see below for the announcement, and 
for an HTML version).

The only feedback that I got for draft 03 was another comment about the 
importance of extensibility; even when not required in the first phase.

Thus I made a single change to the definition of the new header in 
clarifying what the extension point is (new tokens defined in addition 
of "identity" and "unspecified"), and how recipients need to treat them.

As mentioned when draft 03 came out 
  I will now do an informal four-week Last Call over here (ending Nov 
20), and submit the draft for publication as Experimental Standard to 
the RFC-Editor then.

Best regards, Julian

Internet-Drafts@ietf.org schrieb:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
> directories.
> 	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-03.txt
> 	Pages		: 20
> 	Date		: 2006-10-19
> 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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