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Quota: another DAV:quota-assigned-bytes question

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 11:25:57 +0200
Message-ID: <413838A5.6070203@gmx.de>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org


here's another question about DAV:quota-assigned-bytes...:

Let's assume a quota system that works as the one in Unix and/or Windows 
NT, that is

- quota can be enabled/disabled per physical file system,
- quota is counted per user across all files on that file system.

Consider a server that has a lot of users for who quotas are set up. 
Most of these users will not have the permission to change their quota 
on their own.

On the other hand, users with admin privileges are authorized to change 
quota for other users, however there doesn't seem to be a way for them 
to use DAV:quota-assigned-bytes for it (as this property will vary by 
authenticated user, not the request URI).

To summarize, the property as currently described seems to work only for 
those cases where quota is maintained by folder, not by user and doesn't 
seem to usable for other systems.

Thus, the whole concept of "authorable" quota should be either removed 
from the spec, or it needs to be rewritten in a way so that it works for 
other scenarios as well. (my preference being to leave it out unless 
there are volunteers who want to work on this issue).

Best regards, Julian

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Received on Friday, 3 September 2004 09:26:31 UTC

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