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[Bug 6924] New: WS-T behavior unspecified for Put failure

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Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 21:22:49 +0000
To: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6924-2780@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6924

           Summary: WS-T behavior unspecified for Put failure
           Product: WS-Resource Access
           Version: PR
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Transfer
        AssignedTo: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gilbert.pilz@oracle.com
         QAContact: public-ws-resource-access-notifications@w3.org


Given a resource with multiple properties, it is possible that some properties
may be "read/write" while other properties are "read only". For example, a
resource may have some form of persistent ID that cannot be changed. An attempt
to change this ID via a WS-Transfer Put would not be honored by the service
that provides access to that resource, but an attempt to change other
properties of the resource would be honored.

The wsa:ActionNotSupported fault is not an accurate description of the problem,
because, in general, Put *is* supported (i.e. other Put operations may
succeed). The wst:InvalidRepresentation fault is also not an accurate
description of the problem because there is nothing wrong with the format or
structure of the supplied representation (i.e. the representation is
schema-valid for the type of resource being accessed).

As a strawman proposal I suggest the definition of a new fault that means "I
can't honor your request to change one or more attributes of this resource"
that optionally includes, in the [Detail] property of the fault, a list of
XPath expressions that identify the offending element(s).


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