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RE: HTTP If-* headers, etags, property changes

From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 11:22:35 -0400
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@Rational.Com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
Message-ID: <OF8F9C2E0A.019537FA-ON85256BAB.005287BD@pok.ibm.com>

> > So if we want to avoid confusing clients that want to interoperate
> > with those implementations, we probably can at most say that
> > "PROPPATCH SHOULD NOT modify the etag or modification date".
> Sounds good.   So then an ETAG change on a resource indicates to a
> client that the GET response *MIGHT* have changed.

Please excuse the other distracting comments in my note.  I support
the text Geoff provided about etag above.  Although not complete
statement, I think it's up to the HTTP spec to clarify beyond what
Geoff said.

I'll add this as a todo item on the issues list unless someone protests.

Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
Received on Tuesday, 30 April 2002 12:11:37 UTC

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