Etag (Entity Tags) for Hypertext Transfer Protocol
as defined in RFC 2616
Etag is useful for checking whether an entry has changed since you last read.
Etag HTTP Header Field
in a response provides the current entity-tag for the selected representation, as determined at the conclusion of handling the request. An entity-tag is an opaque validator for differentiating between multiple representations of the same resource, regardless of whether those multiple representations are due to resource state changes over time, content negotiation resulting in multiple representations being valid at the same time, or both. An entity-tag consists of an opaque quoted string, possibly prefixed by a weakness indicator.
Etag may be used in SCIM Resource Operations
Etag is useful for checking whether an entry has changed since you last read it from the directory.
Etag is often a Directory Operation Virtual Attribute
The Etag AttributeTypes
is defined as:
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