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RFC2518 issue: PROPPATCH response codes for protected properties

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:07:24 +0100
To: "WebDAV \(E-mail\)" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCEHCFMAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

In 8.2.1 [1],  RFC2518 states:

403 (Forbidden) - The client, for reasons the server chooses not to specify,
cannot alter one of the properties.

409 (Conflict) - The client has provided a value whose semantics are not
appropriate for the property. This includes trying to set read-only
properties.

I think the entry for 409 is just plain wrong -- if a property is read-only
("protected" in deltaV speak), than there's no point in retrying, thus 409
seems to be the wrong choice (it should be 403, possibly with DAV:error in
DAV:reponsedescription).

Is anybody relying on 409 rather than 403?


Julian


[1] <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2518.html#rfc.section.8.2.1>
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