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Re: lock-null's Still Locked after MKCOL or PUT conversion?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 21:15:13 +0100
Message-ID: <420134D1.1010103@gmx.de>
To: John Baumgarten <jbaumgarten@apple.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

John Baumgarten wrote:
> 
> Julian-
> 
> Apple has announced and is now supporting an SDK for our operating 
> system (Mac OS X) that wraps the WebDAV protocol into a framework that 
> is highly compatible with other application development frameworks on 
> Mac OS X.  This allows rapid development of application features that 
> take advantage of our .Mac iDisk service, which is based almost 
> exclusively on the WebDAV protocol.  (Some features preceded full 
> development of similar ones in WebDAV, such as quota.)
> 
> The point here is not to make a product plug, but to explain that these 

Jake, there's no problem at all with talking about specific clients. In 
fact, this mailing list historically has seen little direct feedback 
from client implementers, so any kind of feedback is very valuable.

> SDK clients have a simplified view of WebDAV operations, with a focus on 
> solving distributed application collaboration issues.  Back to issue 
> (3.) below, they may not check for existence before locking.

Just checking: the SDK allows people to write code without any knowledge 
of WebDAV protocol, and potentially enables them to write code that 
basically relies on the "classic" lock-null resources (LOCK uri then 
MKCOL uri, ...)?

If the SDK is supposed to work with pure RFC2518bis servers (is it?), 
we're facing a problem here. Did you consider to *also* deprecate this 
kind of operations?

Best regards, Julian

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