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RE: server applying PUT to a resource other than the request-URI

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:24:41 -0500
To: <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005001c9361e$f145c4d0$d3d14e70$@org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> 2. If you absolutely must operate in this manner use POST for creating
> the resource. There is no standard POST application protocol for
> creating server named resources so invent your own ontop of POST. This
> could be as simple as having the complete payload just as PUT, or a
> more elaborate protocol with added meta data such as the forms POST
> protocol or something similar, it's up to the application.

But, this doesn't work for WebDAV and extensions of it. For WebDAV you
*must* let the client choose the name. Otherwise, your server isn't a WebDAV
server.

- Brian
Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 21:25:25 GMT

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