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RE: Status code for creating lock-null resource

From: Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:45:27 +0100
To: "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF00DDC78C.EA160FC6-ON80256A72.005B4C6A@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>
"Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu> wrote:
> One of the features you need for document management is
> the ability to set a large number of properties when the
> body of a resource is first created.

The implication is that a lock-null resource has properties but does not
have a body!

> If the 201 doesn't come back, then a client wouldn't know
> that this is the first time the resource body state is being
> set.
>
> Of course, this isn't the only way to address the issue --
> a client could allow properties to be set internal to the
> document format (like .doc and .pdf files), and then the
> server could extract the metadata from the document. But,
> this requires document-specific knowledge, and that implies
> brittleness over time.

Not good I agree.

Tim
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2001 12:46:18 GMT

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