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Re: quota-03 spec review, was: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-webdav-quota-03.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 09:23:11 +0200
Message-ID: <41381BDF.1050700@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, Brian Korver <briank@xythos.com>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> On Sep 2, 2004, at 1:21 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> For instance, MacOSX maps HTTP status codes to Unix error codes (it's 
>> a filesystem mapper). Unix distinguishes between "no space left on 
>> device" and "quota exceeded". The protocol should allow the client to 
>> distinguish both cases.
> I disagree.  The chances that a single system has both apply in a 
> meaningful way, and that the client needs to do both, and that the 
> client has a way to display both, are pretty small.  The same mechanism 
> can handle either case but not both at once.

Correct. So are you saying that

(i) a system can't have both quotas and disk limits or
(ii) that we should have two different mechanisms?

Best regards, Julian

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