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RE: BIND response codes

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 00:14:04 -0400
Message-ID: <E4F2D33B98DF7E4880884B9F0E6FDEE29744BA@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: "'Webdav WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
I vote for 403 FORBIDDEN with a new DAV:error code.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]

> From:  Jason Crawford
> On Tuesday, 10/15/2002 at 07:49 ZE2, "Julian Reschke"  wrote:
> > For the same reason a Unix file system by default behaves this way.
> >
> > Hard links to collections are dangerous (loops) and in most cases
> required
> > (symlinks aka redirect refs to collections in most cases are all that's
> > required).
> For example, garbage collecting a file system in the presence of
> loops can be relatively expensive.
> I really don't want a new status code, but if we can't find an
> appropriate
> existing one, I'm tentatively supportive of Julian's proposal to add one.

I think it's clear that there *will* be implementations that do not allow
additional bindings on collections (for instance those that are
Unix-filesystem based).

We don't need a new status code, I was just trying to figure out whether to
return 405 (not allowed) or 403 (forbidden) with a well-defined
pre-condition (DAV:collection-binds-supported?).
Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2002 00:14:44 UTC

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