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Re: Managing multiple authorities, resources and representations

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:59:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4C1554A6.4040300@webr3.org>
To: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Henrik Nordström wrote:
> sön 2010-06-13 klockan 22:49 +0100 skrev Nathan:
> 
>>>> 9: Can one use PUT on a request URI which responds with multiple 
>>>> representations (for instance different serializations of the same data) 
>>>> where the Content-Location is always the same as the request URI?
> 
>> In the above scenario, the server supports generating the alternative 
>> versions for content negotiation - does this come under the banner of 
>> 'implementation specific' and thus allowed, or does it indicate that 
>> resource is a process that accepts data, and thus POST would have to be 
>> used rather than PUT. ?
> 
> Allowed. Implementation specific.
> 
> What is not allowed is that the PUT only replaces some representations
> of the URI subject to some sever side negotiation.

Perfect, thanks :-) my understanding is then that the following is allowed:

- server deletes all representations and create a single new one
- server deletes all representations and creates a new set of 
representations

not allowed:
- server replaces 2 out of 4 representations

If that's correct then no need to reply again,

Best,

Nathan
Received on Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:59:43 GMT

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