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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:35:51 +0200
Message-ID: <49025BD7.6090305@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> I didn't say anything else. Looking at the problem scope from a general
> HTTP point of view, not specific WebDAV.
> 
> I don't see why WebDAV servers can't also implement a POST interface for
> creating resoures. Would be very odd if WebDAV prohibits this when it is
> allowed by HTTP. But it's not part of the WebDAV application of HTTP.

It's totally optional. 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-post-01.html> 
describes how a server can advertise that it does allow POST-for-create 
(and also allows the URI to be posted to to be different from the 
collection URI).

> But I would be very annoyed if installing WebDAV support made my photo
> album application no longer can accept form based uploads of images
> where the server names the image based on exif information in the image.

Right.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 23:36:33 GMT

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