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Re: Client Option for Strong References

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 16:11:45 -0700
To: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
cc: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9810081611.aa21879@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>I don't think this is a useful viewpoint.  They are dangling in a very real
>sense: if you do a GET on them, you get an error.  That error is going to have
>to be 404 (unless we define a new one and confuse all the existing clients),
>which means that, as far as a client is concerned, the reference doesn't
>exist--the client doesn't know that the 404 applies to the target.

It does if the 404 response contains something specific to a reference,
like a Ref-Type field.

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