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Re: WebDAV and write access discovery

From: Steinar Bang <sb@metis.no>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:41:51 +0200
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <m3r8vpme86.fsf@viffer.computas.no>
>>>>> "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>:

>    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.

I think allowing locks on non-writable resources will create a lot of
confused client writers.

What's the rationale for keeping lock functionality separate from the
writability of a resource?
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2001 03:41:57 UTC

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