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Re: Fielding on MOVE & COPY

From: <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 96 12:02:48 -0400
Message-Id: <9609061602.AA24068@etna.ai.mit.edu>
To: slein@wrc.xerox.com, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Cc: hallam@ai.mit.edu

>One reason for having a separate MOVE operation is that if the document has
>attributes, you want a COPY operation to result in new values for certain
>attributes (like create date, creator) whereas a MOVE operation should leave
>the values alone.

I disagree. Such attributes make little sense in the context of the
Web, indeed the Web currently has no knowledge whatsoever of such

If I move a file from one area of URL space to another that does
not imply a transfer on the backing store.

Received on Friday, 6 September 1996 11:58:59 UTC

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