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change 425 to 507

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:25:27 PST
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To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Note this mail from the DAV list.

They are changing the 425 code (insufficient storage) to 507 on the grounds
that it is *server* side problem not *client* side problem.  So we should
make the same change in the DASL spec.

This is further explained in the mail quoted below.

Saveen will you please edit the specification?

>Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:42:18 PDT
>From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
>Subject: WebDAV response status codes
>X-Mailing-List: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org> archive/latest/2219
> ....
>9.6 425 Insufficient Space on Resource
>   The resource does not have sufficient space to record the state of
>   the resource after the execution of this method.
>4xx responses are reserved for errors by the client.  This is not an
>error by the client.  Also, a 'resource' in HTTP does not have space.
>If you want these semantics as a status code, then the correct definition
>would be something like
>   507 Insufficient Storage
>   The 507 (Insufficient Storage) status code means that the method could
>   not be performed on the resource because the server is unable to store
>   the representation needed to successfully complete the request.  This
>   condition is considered to be temporary.  The request MUST NOT be
>   repeated until it is requested by a separate user action.
Received on Monday, 9 November 1998 12:26:34 UTC

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