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Re: WebDAV Bindings - Issue Yaron.507

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 19:18:57 -0800 (PST)
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10001191917540.13911-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Yaron Goland wrote:
> In section 5.5 the 507 error code is written as "507 (Cross-Server Binding
> Forbidden): The server is unable to create the requested binding because it
> would bind a segment in a collection on one server to a resource on a
> different server." 
> 	What does a server have to do with anything? If you try to bind two
> resources in different volumes on a FrontPage server the server will have to
> fail the BIND even though the resources are on the same server. In general
> bringing in the server is almost always a bad idea since resources can be
> spread out all over the place and the reasons for various failures may or
> may not have anything to do with how those resources are laid out on the
> servers. As such I move that the language for the 507 error code be altered
> to read that the resource was unable to create a binding to a destination
> and to leave the matter at that. All mentions of the word server should be
> stricken.

I agree with Yaron here. mod_dav allows the server to operate against
different backends. It will not be possible to create bindings between
namespaces that map to different backends. (much less MOVE or COPY between


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2000 22:14:24 UTC

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