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Re: [Ietf-caldav] [Fwd: draft-reschke-http-addmember-00]

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:02:46 -0800
Message-Id: <6b6b83dd7bd439f4c7e87ce5df886f53@gbiv.com>
Cc: CalDAV DevList <ietf-caldav@osafoundation.org>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

This feature of HTTP is already defined as

   POST + media-type ==> 201 + location

There is no need for any new methods, header fields, or any of
the other assorted proposals to add more crap to HTTP.  The client
knows what it is doing and can tell from the server's response
whether or not it succeeded.  The media type is more than
sufficient to distinguish this action from any other type of
misdirected POST, and thus there is no need to check ahead of
time whether or not the feature is supported.

This has been the original definition of POST going back to 1992.
It is based on NNTP's post command and has the property of adding
resources to a collection under a name chosen by the receiving


Roy T. Fielding                            <http://roy.gbiv.com/>
Chief Scientist, Day Software              <http://www.day.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 23:02:48 UTC

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