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RE: is DAV:getcontenttype read only?

From: Alex Hopmann (Exchange) <alexhop@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 09:28:40 -0800
Message-ID: <E46F2E74BFC4CF119A8B00805FCCAB2705CC2DB3@RENCHOW>
To: "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
I think it should be implementation dependent. This issue also applies to
DAV:displayname. Ideally a server should support changing these values, but
for some implementations it just doesn't make sense or is too difficult to
implement.

Alex Hopmann
Microsoft Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Davis [mailto:jdavis@parc.xerox.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 7:59 AM
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject: is DAV:getcontenttype read only?


The spec (13.5) does not say whether the DAV:getcontenttype property is
readonly or not.  In mod_dav it is, in PyDAV it is not.

I claim it should not be read-only, as the client (who stored the resource
via PUT) has better knowledge of the server (which can, at best, be relying
on resource name heuristics to guess the content type).
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 1998 12:29:50 GMT

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