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Re: PATCH draft

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:01:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4983324C.5000503@gmx.de>
To: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
CC: Lisa Dusseault <lisad@messagingarchitects.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> ...
> Another comment: this draft defines the new 209 status code, yet it does 
> not clearly explain under what circumstances a server would return the 
> resulting resource data in the PATCH response. Is that something the 
> server chooses to do unilaterally, or does the client get to ask the 
> server to return the result?
> Note that in CalDAV we have the situation now where pretty much every 
> PUT of a resource has to be followed by a GET because the server is 
> modifying the resource to account for scheduling actions that happen 
> synchronously. It would be nice if there were a way for a client to ask 
> the server to return the (now modified) resource in the PUT response 
> with a 209 status code.
> ...

I think what you're looking for is 
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-snell-http-prefer-00>. This used to be 
in the PATCH I-D, but James moved it into a separate spec (which I think 
was a good idea in order to keep PATCH as simple as possible).

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 30 January 2009 17:01:46 UTC

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