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Re: [Bug 12] Destination header "consistent"

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 10:28:03 +0200
Message-ID: <43633293.9080602@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>, WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> One thing I noticed when checking this against and editing the text 
> (sometimes this turns up new observations): We actually use the Location 
> header in response to a MOVE request, in section 8.9.5 of RFC2518. Yet 
> there's no explanation for this -- the text around the example doesn't 
> indicate whether the server could have chosen a different destination 
> URL (which seems very harmful to interoperability to me) or, if not, why 
> the Location header is even needed.
 > ...

RFC2616 recommends to use the Location header when a new resource is 


That is, if you consider MOVE as a sequence of COPY-then-DELETE, this is 
exactly the right thing to do.

As I personally prefer MOVE to work differently, I'd be happy to change 
that example, but that's *really* a different issue from what we were 
discussing here.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 29 October 2005 08:28:30 UTC

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