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From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 20:55:11 -0400
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Cc: "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFA48D8B9F.275997F9-ON85256A35.000484F3@pok.ibm.com>


The description of the issue is:

Is there a need for a PUTL (put which succeeds only if the resource is
locked) method to avoid certain classes of overwrite conflicts, or a need
restrict the behavior of PUT on WebDAV servers to only accept writes if the
resource is locked?
Once again, just to get discussion going... I'll note that there hasn't
seemed to be a lot of people asking for this so I'd suggest in the interest
of keeping the spec simple that we defer this proposal until there appears
to be more demand.   The proposal actually provided for an option that
didn't require a change to the functional spec so that remains an option
for those that might later discover that this is important.

I guess I'd consider a proposal to recomend that people lock resources
before they do PUT on them.  I'd actually prefer to not even do that
though. I think we've made the issues clear enough in the spec.  People can
chose to put a lock on the resource if they want.

Other opinions?

Received on Friday, 20 April 2001 21:15:48 UTC

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