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Re: Validation of request entities

From: Werner DonnÚ <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:07:12 +0100
Message-ID: <442121D0.3020405@re.be>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Werner DonnÚ 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?

Because I don't think the PUT method is supposed to have a response
body. RFC 2616 says nothing about a response body in section 9.6,
while for methods that can have one it explains the conditions for
it.

> 
> Best regards, Julian

Regards,

Werner.
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