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Resolution of open issues: JW4/DB4/DB5 (insufficient storage status code)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 17:56:18 +0100
To: "dasl" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCGEDADPAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Currently, SEARCH is defined to return a status code of 507 (Insufficient
Storage) when the result set was truncated [1]. The following issues were

- Don't use 507 for Insufficient Storage. Use a new code, perhaps 208
(Partial Results).
- When results are truncated, server replies with a 507 and also returns an
XML element.
- 507 is currently in conflict with other specs. Need to avoid collisions.

I think an easy way to resolve this would be to consider to use 207
(Multi-Status), and then to define how the client would detect a truncated
result set: this could take the same format as in sectiom 2.5.1 (the SEARCH
arbiter resource would be reported with a 507 status code *inside* the
multistatus response).

Feedback appreciated,


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