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Re: FYI: I-D ACTION:draft-dusseault-http-patch-02.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:57:47 +0200
Message-ID: <40EEC07B.7020706@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> I don't have any principled objections to saying that PATCH formats MUST 
> be applicable to empty files and the server SHOULD NOT fail the PATCH 
> request simply because the Request-URI was previously unmapped.
> The only situation I object to is if different delta formats work 
> differently, so that some of them may be applied to unmapped URIs and 
> some may not -- that seemed too complicated when we could so easily 
> treat them all the same way.
> What do others think -- should PATCH always be able to work on unmapped 
> URIs, or never?

I think that PATCH should treat unmapped URLs the same way as empty 
files. Whether a patch format is applicable to empty files then is a 
completely independant concern.


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