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Re: 423 Locked

From: WJCarpenter <bill@carpenter.ORG>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 10:21:04 -0800
Message-ID: <350-Thu03Feb2000102104-0800-bill@carpenter.ORG>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
jamsden> We have to be careful about overloading methods to support
jamsden> client use cases. This will cause the protocol to bloat and
jamsden> become complex. It will also reduce interoperability and
jamsden> create situations where one client's use cases conflict with
jamsden> another. Some methods do return failure information that your
jamsden> client can use.

You also have to allow for the possibility that it's more expensive
for a server to answer questions about the details of a LOCK than it
is to merely answer yes-or-no about a resource being LOCKed.  (E.g., a 
fixed field in some property table points to a LOCK record stored
elsewhere.)
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