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Re: Appropriate partial success codes (was Re: Some questions about WebDAV)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 17:35:20 +0200
Message-ID: <43527338.3030200@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: WebDav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Hi,

I note that this paragraph has made it into the current draft at 
<http://ietf.webdav.org/webdav/rfc2518bis/draft-ietf-webdav-rfc2518bis.xml>. 
Could you please remove it unless we reach a working group consensus to 
add it?

Thanks,

Julian


Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> 
>>
>> This thread from a couple months ago brought up something probably 
>> worth clarifying in RFC2518bis.  In fact we could usefully constrain 
>> servers generally in what status codes MAY or MUST NOT be used inside 
>> Multi-Status.  I wrote up a strawman draft section for this so we 
>> could discuss the specifics:
>>
>>    The following status codes MUST NOT be used in Multi-Status
>>    responses: 100 Continue, 101 Switching Protocols, 205 Reset Content,
>>    206 Partial Content, 300 Multiple Choices?, 305 Use Proxy, 400 Bad
>>    Request, 405 Method Not Allowed, 406 Not Acceptable, 407 Proxy
>>    Authentication Required, 411 Length Required, 412 Precondition
>>    Failed, 413 Request Entity Too Large, 414 Request-URI Too Long, 415
>>    Unsupported Media Type, 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable, 417
>>    Expectation Failed, 501 Not Implemented and 505 HTTP Version Not
>>    Supported.
>>
>>    The following status codes MAY be used in Multi-Status responses: 200
>>    OK, 201 Created, 301 Moved Permanently, 302 Found, 303 See Other, 307
>>    Temporary Redirect, 401 Unauthorized, 403 Forbidden, 404 Not Found
>>    and 410 Gone.
>>
>>    The following status codes MAY be used in Multi-Status responses,
>>    although the meaning might be unclear based only on this
>>    specification.  Thus, specifications extending WebDAV MAY make use of
>>    these status codes in Multi-Status responses but regular WebDAV
>>    clients would reasonably be expected to be confused by these: 202
>>    Accepted, 203 Non-Authoritative Information, 204 No Content, 304 Not
>>    Modified, 402 Payment Required, 409 Conflict, 408 Request Timeout,
>>    500 Internal Server Error, 502 Bad Gateway, 503 Service Unavailable
>>    and 504 Gateway Timeout.
>>
>> Comments?
> 
> 
> Yes.
> 
> 1) What exactly is the issue this is supposed to solve?
> 
> 2) How did you come up with these lists? How do they help a client that 
> needs to handle unknown status codes anyway (based on the first digit)? 
> For instance, why can 300 not appear in a multistatus?
> 
> Best regards, Julian
> 
> 


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