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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-webdav-quota-01.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 17:05:06 +0100
To: "Jim Luther" <luther.j@apple.com>, "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCENPGNAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Luther
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:46 PM
> To: WebDAV
> Subject: Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-webdav-quota-01.txt
>
>
>
> On Monday, March 24, 2003, at 07:53  PM, Clemm, Geoff wrote:
>
> > Just for interests sake, is there any client that acts significantly
> > differently if it were to receive a 4xx response instead of a 5xx
> > response?  If not, this question is merely an aesthetic quibble (:-).
>
> Yes there is a client that handles those responses quite differently.
>
> The Mac OS X WebDAV file system client translates 507 to ENOSPC (No
> space left on device) which is interpreted by most Macintosh
> applications to mean the device is full; the WebDAV file system
> translates 413 as a generic 4xx response to EINVAL (Invalid argument)
> which is interpreted by most Macintosh applications to mean "something
> wasn't right - who knows what?"
>
> The Mac OS X WebDAV file system client is one of the few clients
> actually using quotas today and has been for over 1-1/2 years now.

Well.

Quota exceeded isn't the same thing as disk space exceeded. Wouldn't it be
more useful if the protocol would allow you to distinguish between ENOSPC
and EDQUOT?

Julian


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