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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 01:40:26 +0200
Message-ID: <49025CEA.7070903@gmx.de>
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
CC: Helge Hess <helge.hess@opengroupware.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Helge Hess wrote:
>> On 21.10.2008, at 09:24, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>>> It would break existing clients, so I don't see how it could be  
>>>>> done in HTTP/1.1.
>>>> Exactly which client are you talking about and how does it break?
>>> For instance clients that do first a PUT-for-create, then a PROPPATCH.
>> What happens in 'those' clients (_exactly_ which ones?!) when another  
>> client MOVEs the resource before the PROPPATCH. Thats a perfectly  
>> viable and normal situation. How is it different?
> That's what WebDAV's LOCK is for preventing, isn't it?

LOCK can prevent that, but the likelihood of race conditions is small, 
so why bother? LOCK has a performance penalty (2 more roundtrips), and 
also is truly optional.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 23:41:08 UTC

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