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RE: v6 comments - multistatus responses

From: Dylan Barrell <dbarrell@opentext.ch>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 11:02:25 +0100
Message-ID: <01BD30C2.2635F160@cassius.opentext.ch>
To: "'Yaron Goland'" <yarong@microsoft.com>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I would prefer to require that a server MUST return a confirmation of the success of the operation rather than the client simply assuming that the operation succeeded if absolutely no response is received.

Cheers
Dylan

-----Original Message-----
From:	Yaron Goland [SMTP:yarong@microsoft.com]
Sent:	Friday, January 30, 1998 9:17 AM
To:	'Dylan Barrell'; 'WebDAV'
Subject:	RE: v6 comments - multistatus responses

..... 
If an error occurs with a resource other than the resource identified in the
request URI then the response MUST be a 207 Multi-Status.  424 Method
Failure errors MUST NOT be in the 207 Multi-Status.  They can be safely left
out because the client will automatically know that the ancestors of a
resource could not be deleted when the client receives an error for the
ancestor's progeny.  Additionally 204 No Content errors MUST NOT be returned
in the 207 Multi-Status.  The reason for this prohibition is that 204 No
Content is the default success code.  As such the client may safely assume
that a resource was deleted successfully if no response is returned.
....... 
Received on Tuesday, 3 February 1998 10:36:32 GMT

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