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Jul 23, 2010, 2:19:25 AM (10 years ago)
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julian.reschke@…
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change citing style to match RFC Editor expectations (see <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-style-guide/rfc-style>, Section 3.3)

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p4-conditional.html

    r878 r879  
    638638</pre><p id="rfc.section.2.p.3">A "strong entity-tag" <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> be shared by two representations of a resource only if they are equivalent by octet equality.
    639639      </p>
    640       <p id="rfc.section.2.p.4">A "weak entity-tag," indicated by the "W/" prefix, <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> be shared by two representations of a resource only if the representations are equivalent and could be substituted for each
     640      <p id="rfc.section.2.p.4">A "weak entity-tag", indicated by the "W/" prefix, <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> be shared by two representations of a resource only if the representations are equivalent and could be substituted for each
    641641         other with no significant change in semantics. A weak entity-tag can only be used for weak comparison.
    642642      </p>
     
    711711         one normally would expect that if the representation (including both representation header fields and representation body)
    712712         changes in any way, then the associated validator would change as well. If this is true, then we call this validator a "strong
    713          validator."
     713         validator".
    714714      </p>
    715715      <p id="rfc.section.4.p.2">However, there might be cases when a server prefers to change the validator only on semantically significant changes, and
    716716         not when insignificant aspects of the representation change. A validator that does not always change when the representation
    717          changes is a "weak validator."
    718       </p>
    719       <p id="rfc.section.4.p.3">An entity-tag is normally a strong validator, but the protocol provides a mechanism to tag an entity-tag as "weak." One can
     717         changes is a "weak validator".
     718      </p>
     719      <p id="rfc.section.4.p.3">An entity-tag is normally a strong validator, but the protocol provides a mechanism to tag an entity-tag as "weak". One can
    720720         think of a strong validator as one that changes whenever the sequence of bits in a representation changes, while a weak value
    721721         changes whenever the meaning of a representation changes. Alternatively, one can think of a strong validator as part of an
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