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Re: WebDAV Bindings - Issue Yaron.MrIntegrity

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 16:38:44 -0800
To: "Slein, Judith A" <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <200001201638.aa20424@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>A binding is a relation between a segment S in a collection C and a resource
>R, represented C:(S->R).  We are saying that when a server agrees to create
>a binding, it MUST guarantee that the binding will continue to exist until
>one of the following happens:
> 
>DELETE with a Request-URI whose final segment is S and the rest of the URI
>identifies collection C
>MOVE with a Request-URI whose final segment is S and the rest of the URI
>identifies collection C
>BIND with a Destination whose final segment is S and the rest of the URI
>identifies collection C, and Overwrite is T
>DELETE the last binding to collection C
> 
>It is not acceptable for a binding to be destroyed as a side effect of any
>other operation.

I don't understand why this is a requirement of bindings.  It certainly
isn't a requirement of normal resources.  Why should the requirements on
bound names be stronger than the names they bind to?

....Roy
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