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Re: COPY: "Duplicate" functionality

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:10:21 +0100
To: Graham Leggett <minfrin@sharp.fm>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <c9f7ee15-cfbb-26f5-4252-d587374f83d5@gmx.de>
On 2016-10-31 18:49, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> According to https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4918#section-9.8, the COPY method allows me to make a copy of a resource, but only as long as I know the destination URL of my copy: "The Destination header MUST be present.”.
>
> What I need to implement is functionality that matches the “Duplicate” menu item in the MacOS Finder. In other words, I want to make a copy of an URL, but I want the server to decide on the URL to the COPY.
>
> Is this possible while at the same time being RFC compliant?
>
> If I was to set the Destination header to the same URL as the source, or perhaps the parent collection of the source, would that make sense?
>
> Regards,
> Graham

Well, there is no standard functionality for that. You can sure 
experiment if you control both client and server (I'd probably try 
"path/*" as destination URI).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 31 October 2016 18:10:56 UTC

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