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Validation of request entities

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:34:34 +0100
Message-ID: <44211A2A.3030302@re.be>
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org


In a versioning repository it may be required to validate the
request entity before updating a version. This can be as simple
as structural validation or application-specific validation
rules may be implemented.

When validation errors are found it is not sufficient to just
return a status-code. In order for the user to learn where
the problems exactly are, the repository should be able to
return the request entity with annotations about the errors.

A possible solution is to give the POST method similar additional
semantics as the PUT method. Its response entity could contain
the annotated document.


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Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 09:33:58 UTC

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