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Re: HTTP DELETE operation

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:03:54 -0400
To: "Kjetil Kjernsmo" <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <C8E47D1A.14190%ogbujic@ccf.org>
Hey Kjetil.

On 10/20/10 10:48 AM, "Kjetil Kjernsmo" <kjetil@kjernsmo.net> wrote:

> 1) If the <graph_uri> does not exist before the deletion, do I have to
> return a 404?

Yes.  The last paragraph of section 5 is meant to apply to all the
operations regarding both 404 and 204:

"If existing RDF knowledge is modified, either the 200 (OK) or 204 (No
Content) response codes SHOULD be sent to indicate successful completion of
the request [..] If the RDF knowledge identified in the request does not
exist in the server, and the operation requires that it does, a 404 (Not
Found) response code SHOULD be provided in the response."

DELETE requests require the existence of the resource it is addressing, so a
404 needs to be returned.
 
> 2) Why can I only return a 200, and not a 204 if successful?

See above.

-- Chime


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