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Re: PUT and DELETE methods in 200 code

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:36:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4D9974F5.2000108@gmx.de>
To: mike amundsen <mamund@yahoo.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 04.04.2011 07:05, mike amundsen wrote:
> Julian:
> Can you post one or more typical HTTP request/response examples of how
> PUT/DELETE interactions work for WebDAV servers today? This would help
> me better understand what is/is-not possible w/ HTML FORMS that
> support PUT/DELETE.
> ...

WebDAV clients usually aren't interested in the response bodies for 
successful PUT/DELETE requests; for them what matters is just the status 

I know of WebDAV servers that simply sent empty response bodies, but 
also some which send a small "status" message in HTML format (I think 
this is the case for Apache/mod_dav).

So sending additional data is almost harmless; except when it makes the 
protocol inefficient. For instance, echoing the the representation in a 
PUT response would be very bad for everything but small payloads.

Does this help?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 April 2011 07:37:05 UTC

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