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Re: Some problems with the WebDAV protocol

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 14:27:17 +0000
Message-ID: <371DE045.B68C59C@ecal.com>
To: Yoram Last <ylast@mindless.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Yoram Last wrote:

> > > If you make changes you are redefining (by definition).
> >
> > No, we are extending.
>
> To extend means to add (functionality). Not to take it away.

Nothing has been taken away except uncertainty.

> > > > No, by requiring special access rights for Depth=infinity.
> > >
> > > And when the request fails, how do you convey that to client?
> > > What status code will you use?
> >
> > 401, of course.
>
> To which the client would respond by prompting the user for a password.

Only if you provide an Authenticate: header.

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Received on Wednesday, 21 April 1999 10:25:06 GMT

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