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Re: Quota Enforcement and the communication of violations of policy using HttpStatusCode's.

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:10:34 +0200
Message-ID: <488F955A.3090807@gmx.de>
To: Jeff Currier <Jeff.Currier@microsoft.com>
CC: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Jeff Currier wrote:
> Frank,
> I think a new status code would likely be the best move.  We’re 
> attempting to enforce quota’s around bandwidth, storage used, and some 
> other application specific constraints.  Moreover, I think the notion of 
> quota’s as they apply to new services seems like a something many new 
> services would use. 
> We also found that WebDav introduced some that would kind of work.  
> Specifically, 507(InsufficientStorage) comes to mind however this really 
> isn’t completely sufficient for our use cases.  Additionally, when I 
> think of the other scenarios that have come up issuing too many requests 
> within a specific period of time, etc it really doesn’t map very well 
> since there is a very specific meaning behind that status code.
> ...

See: <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc4331.html#rfc.section.6>

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 22:11:17 UTC

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