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PROPFIND behaviour regarding collections with non-listable members

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 13:32:47 +0200
To: "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCEEOKDDAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
I think we have identified something that needs to be clarified in RFC2518:

Given a collection X, where the principal does have rights to list the
collection itself, but not it's members.

Currently our server will distinguish between depth 0 and 1, that is a
PROPFIND with depth 0 will report the collection (and it's properties) OK,
while a PROPFIND with depth 1 will result in something like:

<response>
	<href>X</href>
	<status>HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden</status>
</response>

This is because once a response element for X is available, there's no other
way to distinguish between the case where the collection actually is empty,
or the collection is non-empty, but the principal doesn't have the right to
list it's members.

Feedback appreciated.

Julian
Received on Friday, 12 October 2001 07:32:28 GMT

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