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Re: rfc2518bis-14: COPY/MOVE semantics

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 19:30:10 +0100
Message-ID: <44185D32.90408@gmx.de>
To: John Barone <jbarone@xythos.com>
CC: 'Manfred Baedke' <manfred.baedke@greenbytes.de>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

John Barone wrote:
> ...
> So, what is the change in semantics that you don't agree with, and what
> changes in language are you proposing to correct it?
> ...

I'm not objecting to a change in semantics.

What I see is a discrepancy between both specs' requirements on dead 
property support (SHOULD), and support for copying dead properties (MUST).

If resource /a supports dead properties, and /b doesn't, then a COPY 
request from /a to /b "MUST" fail, which IMHO isn't a useful 
requirement. A resource should still be able to act as a destination for 
COPY, even if it doesn't support dead properties.

So the proposed change is to relax the requirement to SHOULD.

Does this make things clearer?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 15 March 2006 18:31:32 UTC

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