Re: COPY: "Duplicate" functionality

On 2016-10-31 18:49, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Hi all,
> According to, the COPY method allows me to make a copy of a resource, but only as long as I know the destination URL of my copy: "The Destination header MUST be present.”.
> What I need to implement is functionality that matches the “Duplicate” menu item in the MacOS Finder. In other words, I want to make a copy of an URL, but I want the server to decide on the URL to the COPY.
> Is this possible while at the same time being RFC compliant?
> If I was to set the Destination header to the same URL as the source, or perhaps the parent collection of the source, would that make sense?
> Regards,
> Graham

Well, there is no standard functionality for that. You can sure 
experiment if you control both client and server (I'd probably try 
"path/*" as destination URI).

Best regards, Julian

Received on Monday, 31 October 2016 18:10:56 UTC