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Re: Distributed Authoring Proposals

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:29:00 -0800
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <9703251129.aa22029@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>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.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 25 March 1997 15:13:01 UTC

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