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RE: RFC2518 issue: requiring ETags (Atlanta wg mtg)

From: John DeSoi <desoi@icx.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:26:09 -0500
Message-Id: <p05200f03ba83c141c084@[]>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org

At 3:34 PM -0500 2/26/03, Jason Crawford wrote:
>Let's use the SHOULD and let implementers understand why they SHOULD
>implement strong Etags.  Let the implementers weigh the "difficulty" case
>against the benefit case themselves.   And let's let the implementors that
>don't follow through on the SHOULD know if they are impacting us as users
>and if we're tempted to use a different product.  I know that user feedback
>is a strong motivator for most software developers.

Further: There is more than one way to implement locking. My server 
already had a locking mechanism, so I had no desire to implement 
WebDAV locking at all. I just wanted a few features to make it easier 
for users to upload files. But then I got sucked into it because OS X 
refused to allow writes without locking. I found the locking part of 
WebDAV to be the most complex and problematic part to implement. At 
times it made me wish I had taken another approach.


John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Received on Thursday, 27 February 2003 08:29:24 UTC

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