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RE: Binding loops and PROPFIND clarification needed (was Re: COPY and bindings)

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:39:40 -0400
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
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"Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote on 08/04/2003 08:52:26 AM:

> ... old clients that treat 208 as success will incorrectly assume
> that a collection was empty, while old clients that treat 208 as
> error will fail to display additional bindings to a resource.
> 
> I think that there is no easy way to marshall this information in a
> way compatible with old clients. We've spent a lot of time
> discussing this, but still don't have a solution. Therefore my
> alternate proposal just to forbid this very special case.

My counter proposal is that servers who are concerned about this can
return 506 on the request as a whole, while servers that are not
concerned about old client behavior in this regard can take advantage
of 208.

Cheers,
Geoff
Received on Monday, 4 August 2003 11:39:55 GMT

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