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Re: Review of draft-ietf-webdav-quota-02.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 14:46:49 +0100
Message-ID: <3FACF3C9.3050101@gmx.de>
To: Frank Lowney <frank.lowney@mac.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Frank Lowney wrote:

> Re quotas, as an implementor (reliant on what server vendors make 
> available) I'm not sure I understand the discussion very well so let me 
> make a few general comments from my perspective and hope that you can 
> see whether and how they fit.
 > ...

Frank, essentially what you're saying is that quotas are a good thing. I 
don't think anybody disagrees. As a matter of fact, some WebDAV servers 
indeed support quotas (for instance, the Xythos server or (I think) 
Apple's IDisk server).

The discussion that we're currently having is how a server can *expose* 
quota information to the client. This has little to do with actually 
*enforcing* the quota (as the current implementations show). All this 
new protocol is supposed to add is

- an interoperable way for clients to find out about their quota situation
- and possibly a way to modify quotas from the client (although it seems 
to be hard to define an interoperable way to do that)

Regards, Julian

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