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Re: REBIND a parent to a child

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 07:53:15 -0400
To: "Sriram Malladi" <srirampmalladi@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6E96F3E7.AEEE184C-ON85257211.0040829F-85257211.00414D1A@us.ibm.com>
My response was incomplete.  In case the server does support binding 
loops, but /a was the only binding to the collection, so the REBIND 
effectively deletes the collection, then the server would fail the request 
with DAV:new-binding in the DAV:error status response message (since the 
collection does not contain the new binding, since it has been deleted).

Cheers,
Geoff


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The server can disallow this, in case it doesn't support binding loops, in 
which case it would return DAV:cycle-allowed to indicate which 
pre-condition failed in its DAV:error status response message (see 
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-webdav-rfc2518bis-15#section-16> 
for a description of DAV:error status response>).

Cheers,
Geoff

w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org wrote on 10/24/2006 06:44:41 AM:

> Hi
> What is the expected behaviour if I try to rebind a collection to 
> one of its descendants. For example, suppose I try to rebind /a to 
> /a/b. Should the server allow the method and remove the collection 
> 'a'? Or should it return an error? If so, what error? 
> Thanks
> Sriram
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