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Re: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 20:23:56 +0100
Message-ID: <421B86CC.7020402@gmx.de>
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
CC: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, CalDAV DevList <ietf-caldav@osafoundation.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>I'm not sure what your point is. Of course if a server mishaves that 
>>way, a client accessing it may cause problems. But that's the problem of 
>>the server, and I don't think there's anything we can do about that when 
>>discussing HTTP based protocols.
>>What am I missing?
> You're missing that when you are doing CalDAV* requests, you _know_ the
> URL you are accessing is CalDAV compliant already.  (* - example).

How does a client do *any* kind of server feature discovery if *any* 
method (including things like OPTIONS) may cause harm because of broken 
server implementations?

> If you don't know that you have big problems.

Such as?

> So you don't need new methods just to express "intent".
> (Maybe for other reasons, but not this one).

Best regards, Julian

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