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Re: redirect references protocol: automatic update

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 13:46:41 +0100
Message-ID: <3FFEA2B1.7050507@gmx.de>
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Cc: webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
> One possibility is to have an additional argument to MKREDIRECTREF,
> e.g. DAV:stable, that means that the client forbids the server from
> auto-updating the reference.  A client that doesn't care would leave
> off this parameter, and the server would do what it wanted, while a
> client that cared would specify this parameter, and a server that doesn't
> support stable redirectref's would fail the request.

Yep.

The thing I'm currently unsure about is how to model the different 
properties of a link (stability, response status). Several approaches 
come to mind:

1) different resource types (redirect-301, redirect-302, ...)

2) one resource type with extension elements, such as

   <redirect-ref><status301/><stable/></redirect-ref>

3) one simple resource type with the remaining information moved into 
separate properties (like it was proposed for the status).

Regards, Julian

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