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ETags marked as weak may be the same across different content encodings #109

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BrucePerens opened this Issue Jul 19, 2012 · 4 comments

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@BrucePerens

When an ETag is marked weak with "W/", it need not change across different content encodings. "Weak" means the entity is semantically equivalent but not bit-equivalent. But Redbot complains that it doesn't change with different content encodings.

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mnot commented Jul 20, 2012

Thanks for the report.

It's a good question. I've raised this for discussion in the HTTPbis WG - see http://www.w3.org/mid/7D2A809E-F3E0-4128-AFEA-8EEEBF3AC26E@mnot.net

Based on that, I'll make changes here as necessary.

@nicolas17

Isn't this the same as #113?

@BrucePerens
@mnot mnot closed this Dec 4, 2012
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