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RE: WebDAV and write access discovery

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 09:30:52 -0400
Message-ID: <3906C56A7BD1F54593344C05BD1374B1038E14BD@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
   From: Steinar Bang [mailto:sb@metis.no]

   > but I don't know whether or not servers tend to fail requests to get
   > write-locks on read-only resources.

   I thought 8.10.7 of RFC 2518 would require them to return a 412 in
   this case (ie. "lock token not enforcable on this resource")...?

A write lock does not guarantee the lock-token-holder the ability
to write to a resource ... it just denies non-lock-token-holders
that ability.  So a server would be enforcing the lock, even if
there are reasons (such as ACLs) that prevent the lock-holder from
writing to the resource.

Cheers,
Geoff
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2001 09:24:16 GMT

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