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Re: Preference-Applied Response Header

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:38:15 +0100
Message-ID: <5138C277.3030802@gmx.de>
To: Ken Murchison <murch@andrew.cmu.edu>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2013-03-07 17:29, Ken Murchison wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2013-03-07 15:32, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>> All,
>>> Its not overly important, but as I was coding this up, I started
>>> wondering how to categorize this response header in httpbis-22 terms.
>>> Would this header be considered part of Control Data, Response Context,
>>> Representation Metadata, or something else?  Right now, I'm leaning
>>> towards Control Data since Prefer is similar to Expect which is
>>> categorized as a Control.
>>> And while we're at it, what about these WebDAV response headers:
>>> DAV: similar to Allow => Response Context?
>> Si.
>>> Lock-Token: used in conditional requests => Validator?
>> Nope, lock tokens (for the purpose of validation) are passed using
>> "If"...
> Unless I'm missing something, doesn't the presence of "if" make a method
> conditional?  The execution of state-changing method on a locked


> resource is conditional upon validation of the correct lock-token in the
> "If" header (or "Lock-Token" in the case of UNLOCK).

Yes, for "If". No for "Lock-Token"; it's simply a parameter of the 
UNLOCK request (otherwise 422 would be correct when an incorrect 
lock-token is passed to UNLOCK).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 7 March 2013 16:38:46 UTC

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