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'PUT' transaction reconsidered (was Re: two-phase send concerns )

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 1995 20:32:42 PST
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <95Dec10.203244pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
I'm becoming more and more convenced that single-exchange PUT is
unworkable. That is, PUT might have to happen in two steps:

1. client: wanna PUT this file of this size of this media type 
  	   in this location with these PERMS with
	   this validator 
2. server: OK, send file (or permission denied)
3. client: OK, here's the file.
4. server: OK, got the file

Step 1 might offer more than one media type with step 2 accepting a
particular one or a subset. Step 1 might say that it doesn't know the
file size, for example.

Received on Sunday, 10 December 1995 20:37:25 UTC

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