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Re: Validation of request entities

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:48:35 +0100
Message-ID: <44211D73.201@gmx.de>
To: werner.donne@re.be
CC: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

Werner Donné wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 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.

Why not do it with the PUT response body?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 09:56:37 GMT

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