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RE: Some errors in spec-05

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 12:57:17 -0800
Message-ID: <01BD00B4.27AB6860.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
To: "'Marc Eaddy'" <meaddy@newscorp.com>
Cc: "'WEBDAV WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Thank you for reading the specification, and for pointing out this status 
code conflict.  We based the status codes on the rev-00 version of the HTTP 
spec., and submitted our -05 specification before the rev-01 HTTP version 
was submitted. But, since obviously the HTTP working group has first dibs 
on the status code name space, we'll definitely have to change the status 
codes in the -06 revision of the WebDAV specification.

Also, I noticed that the PEP draft, which is being recommended for 
experimental, uses the 420 and 421 status codes, so we'll rewrite the draft 
around these as well.

> 	Also, in Section 8.2.4, one of the status codes returned is "405 
> although status code 405 is supposed to mean "Method Not Allowed".
> It should be changed to "409 Conflict" or "405 Method Not Allowed".

Yeah, this is a bug -- it should be 409 Conflict.

- Jim
Received on Thursday, 4 December 1997 17:06:18 UTC

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