Re: Distributed Authoring Proposals

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:29:00 -0800

To: Yaron Goland <>
Subject: Re: Distributed Authoring Proposals 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 21 Mar 1997 12:02:15 PST."
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:29:00 -0800
From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Message-ID:  <>

>But how do you feel about PUT w/the Source header? That solves the
>message/external-body problem.

Asking the server to do a retrieval to obtain the content of a resource
to be replaced is fundamentally different from asking a server to replace
a resource with the supplied content.  That is why the first is a COPY and
the second is a PUT.  The server-side implementation may be similar, but
the request semantics are not.