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RE: The Depth header...

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 09:55:38 -0700
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HPELJFCBPHIPBEJDHKGKMEFBCMAA.lisa@xythos.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org
> [mailto:ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
>
>    From: Tim Ellison [mailto:Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com]
>
>    I agree that the default should be depth zero.
>
> I agree as well.  I'll make that change unless anyone objects.
>

My objection is that if this is being done for consistency, then the spec
should be consistent with RFC 2518.

From section 8.1: "By default, the PROPFIND method without a Depth header
MUST act as if a "Depth: infinity" header was included. "

Section 8.8.8: "The Depth header is unnecessary as the default behavior of
COPY on a collection is to act as if a "Depth: infinity" header had been
submitted. "

On the other hand, from section 9.2: "Methods which support the Depth header
may choose not to support all of the header's values and may define, on a
case by case basis, the behavior of the method if a Depth header is not
present."

Lisa
Received on Friday, 7 September 2001 12:56:22 GMT

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