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Re: Redmond: Changes to Collections Protocol

From: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 06:35:49 PDT
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To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Cc: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Thanks.  I think the intent is that MKREF cannot have a message body.


At 05:13 PM 6/25/98 PDT, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>their original values. The protocol specification will state that MKREF
>>MUST have Content-Length = 0, and the server MUST ignore any content sent
>>with the request.
>Be careful in stating this requirement.  Either the MKREF method is not
>allowed to have a message-body (in which case Content-Length and
>Transfer-Encoding MUST NOT be given) or you want to preserve that as
>a future option (in which case the requirement should be that any
>message-body MAY be ignored).  There should be no restriction on the value
>of Content-Length.
>This is something I fixed in the v11-rev-03 definition of OPTIONS,
>since specifying a specific value for Content-Length is both inadequate
>and overly specific for saying use of the message-body is not defined.
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