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Re: Properties, ETags and versions

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 15:51:36 -0500
Message-ID: <3A81B558.3CAE7BCA@ecal.com>
To: "W3c-Dist-Auth@W3. Org" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
CC: "Ietf-Dav-Versioning@W3. Org" <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> Versioning may want to address this issue separately.  Since changing
> dead properties creates a new version, I would assume the ETag would
> change.  A regular HTTP client doing a GET on such a VCR would see a new
> ETag even if the body has not changed.

...which is probably a Bad Thing, since ETags are used for cache
validation.  What's worse, a little extra complication for the people
editing the site or a lot of extra load for the servers as people read the

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