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RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT

From: Dylan Barrell <dbarrell@opentext.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:07:50 -0500
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBIBDBCLDPAGPIKGMCIECDEFAA.dbarrell@opentext.com>
The reason for MULTIPUT is so that servers can enforce property rules on
resources when they are created. MULTIGET doesn't add any additional value
so I could live without MULTIGET.

--Dylan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:18 PM
> To: WebDAV
> Subject: RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
>
>
> Why isn't GETSRC just a GET on the DAV:dst of the DAV:source property?
> (If it is just a shorthand for this, I'm against the redundant marshalling
> of this request through a new method).
>
> As for MULTIPUT, that sounds fine to me, but it should be accompanied by
> a MULTIGET, which would allow reading of a resource and its metadata in
> one transaction.
>
> Cheers,
> Geoff
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Whitehead [mailto:ejw@cse.ucsc.edu]
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 3:14 PM
> To: WebDAV
> Subject: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
>
>
> I'm interested in the list's thoughts on two ideas for DAV improvements:
>
> The first is to introduce a GETSRC method to support access to the
> unprocessed source of a resource. This would decouple the dynamic response
> of a resource (GET) from its static source (GETSRC).
>
> The second is to introduce the MULTIPUT method to support "PUT with
> PROPPATCH" scenarios. MULTIPUT would accept some subset of multipart MIME
> packages and atomically write them to the server. This would support the
> update of a resource and its metadata in one transaction.
>
> - Jim
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