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RE: Move and Delete (was: bind draft issues)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 20:17:28 +0100
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, "'Jason Crawford'" <nn683849@smallcue.com>
Cc: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCIEDLGLAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault
> Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 8:07 PM
> To: 'Jason Crawford'
> Cc: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: RE: Move and Delete (was: bind draft issues)
> I second what Jason said -- based on the lack of client support for
> "propertybehavior" I'd like to see a couple client implementors say they
> would implement a feature which would allow them to choose, on some
> servers supporting atomic MOVE/DELETE, whether to force that behavior or
> not.

We do.

> A light-weight approach is that since some servers will be atomic and
> some won't, merely define some string in a header or body in response to
> OPTIONS which says "I do atomic delete always" or "I don't always do
> atomic delete".  Clients may or may not use that information, but at
> least it's really easy for a server to advertise.

I think this approach is too simple. Whether a MOVE will be atomic or not
may depend on source, destination and state of resources. That isn't
something I want to compute upon OPTIONS.


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