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RE: Issue: SOURCE_PROPERTY_UNDERSPECIFIED

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:33:54 +0200
To: "'Webdav WG \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCEKKENAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Roy T. Fielding
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:23 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: Jason Crawford; 'Webdav WG (E-mail)'
> Subject: Re: Issue: SOURCE_PROPERTY_UNDERSPECIFIED
>
> ..
>
> >> Okay. And what is the mechanism for the server to do the
> "suggesting"? (I
> >> assume it's a mechanism that distinguishs between redirects
> that require
> >> user confirmation and those that don't.)
> >
> > Good point. Roy, did you have any specific (existing) mechanism in mind?
>
> A redirection.  There is no such thing as a redirected DELETE that doesn't
> require user confirmation.  However, if the client accesses a resource
> using WebDAV and that resource does not allow DELETE and that resource
> does have a source link, then isn't it reasonable for the client to ask
> the user if they would really like to delete the source resource instead?
> Client implementations can figure that one out for themselves.

Granted, but this would only work well if there's only one source resource,
right?
Received on Friday, 28 June 2002 10:34:34 GMT

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