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RE: RFC2518 issue with lockdiscovery/activelock/owner

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:22:59 +0200
To: "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCMEPJDBAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Daniel Brotsky
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:48 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: Webdav WG
> Subject: RE: RFC2518 issue with lockdiscovery/activelock/owner
> At 11:11 PM +0200 9/24/01, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >Interesting.
> >
> >So both Adobe clients and MS Webfolders assume that in a LOCK
> response, the
> >DAV:owner will be identical with what they have submitted?
> As far as I know.  This was discussed at the interop event and a spec
> clarification item was added about it.  My memory of the item is
> roughly that "lock owner strings belong to clients, not servers, so
> servers should not mess with them." :^)

OK, I read and forgot about that.

I still don't understand why a client would compare the contents of the
DAV:owner element contained in the response to the successful LOCK method
call with what he sent. I would have hoped / assumed that the right thing to
do is:

a) attempt the LOCK
b) if the LOCK method success, store the contents of DAV:owner *that was
sent back by the server* for later comparisons.

The behaviour seen in MS Office just doesn't make any sense...

Regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2001 03:23:41 UTC

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