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Re: Client Option for Strong References

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 16:24:52 -0700
To: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
cc: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9810091624.aa16914@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>> It does if the 404 response contains something specific to a reference,
>> like a Ref-Type field.
>
>But we need references to work for downlevel clients which understand only
>HTTP/1.1 GET and PUT.

They do work.  The only type of client that needs to know the difference
between a nonexistent target of a direct reference and a nonexistent
resource is a WebDAV authoring client.  For the rest, 404 is sufficient.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 9 October 1998 19:51:39 GMT

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