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Re: ETags?

From: Elias Sinderson <elias@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 19:38:02 -0800
Message-ID: <41F31C1A.3080508@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Thanks Roy, that's an excellent point that I hadn't considered. For the 
record, I am no longer opposed to the spec remaining silent on the issue.


Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Jan 21, 2005, at 2:44 PM, Elias Sinderson wrote:
>>> [...] Including a single sentence which states that clients can't 
>>> necessarily depend on live properties being the same on different 
>>> bindings to a given resource.
>> ... doesn't seem like an undue amount of verbiage in the spec.
> It does to me, and I guess an explanation is in order.  Let's
> say that a given live property definition does specify that its
> value must remain the same on different bindings to the same
> resource.  In that case, the client can depend on them being
> the same and that simple little addition creates an unnecessary
> contradiction between what should have been orthogonal
> specifications.  There is no reason for the binding specification
> to make blanket statements when there are no conditions that hold
> for all live properties -- that is why we have property definitions.
> Developers don't need any more guidance here.  What they need are
> shorter specifications so that they don't have to waste their time
> digging through meaningless tripe just to understand the interface.
> ....Roy
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