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Re: [Bug 14] new requirements on ETags vs property changes

From: Elias Sinderson <elias@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:47:45 -0700
Message-ID: <436112C1.1050605@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

bugzilla@soe.ucsc.edu wrote:

Definately a major issue...  :-)

Summary notes from todays conference call:
There are currently servers which both DO and DO NOT change ETags on 
property changes, hence there is a risk in obsoleting existing 
implementations regardless of the path the WG takes on this issue.
Further, there are clear disadvantages to distributed authoring clients 
if an ETag changes due to a property update, without the resource body 

Jim suggests introducing PTag for property changes, and I agree this 
would be useful, however introducing this into a revision of an existing 
spec will create problems. Julian suggests that this would belong in a 
seperate specification.

Rough concensus reached to use SHOULD NOT with respect to changing ETags 
on property changes - Lisa to make edit...

Hope this captured the gist of the conversation, please feel free to add 
anything that may be useful.

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