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Re: WebDAV MOVE

From: Helge Hess <helge.hess@opengroupware.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:51:17 +0100
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Cc: "'Webdav WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>

On 25.11.2003, at 15:02, Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
> I'm not sure what the benefit would be of this additional error
> code for MOVE.  If the client wants to try COPY/DELETE as an
> alternative to MOVE, then it should do so.  I don't see that
> the clients decision to do so would be affected by a special
> error code here.

[maybe we got the method wrong, of course COPY suffers the same issue! 
the alternative to MOVE is GET/PUT/DELETE, not COPY/DELETE]

Well, MOVE is usually a cheap operation on the server and on the 
network while PUT is expensive on the network. So I would assume 
(without having thought through everything, I have to admit), that a 
code which signals the client why it couldn't perform the operation 
would be quite useful (something like out-of-the-namespace-I-process).
With the Forbidden code we do not know whether the request was rejected 
because of access restrictions or just because it is located on a 
different server, right?

Note that I'm assuming that a server is usually "dumb" and will not try 
to act as a proxy with regards to the other namespace (if it does we do 
have the 502 code to detect errors, if I remember right).

Doesn't make sense?

regards,
   Helge
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