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Re: Integrity of bindings

From: <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 13:30:38 -0400
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <8525676A.00606F1C.00@D51MTA07.pok.ibm.com>


>  For DELETEs, either of a single binding (in the case where it's the last
>  binding the server knows about) or of all bindings, the server is permitted
>  to do garbage collection once the last binding that it knows about is
>   removed.  So if there can be any bindings the server doesn't know about,
>  there is the possibility that those bindings could be broken.
> Then either creating such "unknown" bindings MUST be aborted by a server,
> or the DELETE MUST fail.  In particular, a server MUST fail a request to
> bind to a resource on another server, unless it can guarantee that the
> other server will respect the semantics of bind for that cross-server
> binding.

I agree.  It's not a BINDing if this happens.  Semantics must be guaranteed.  If
they can't, the BIND request should not be accepted, and the client can try to
request a redirect (resource?) be created..
Received on Friday, 7 May 1999 13:33:43 GMT

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