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Re: is DAV:getcontenttype read only?

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:25:44 -0800
Message-ID: <367AD668.6258FF27@netscape.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Jim Davis wrote (some time ago--I'm still catching up from email that came in
while I was on sabbatical):

> The spec (13.5) does not say whether the DAV:getcontenttype property is
> readonly or not.  In mod_dav it is, in PyDAV it is not.
> I claim it should not be read-only, as the client (who stored the resource
> via PUT) has better knowledge of the server (which can, at best, be relying
> on resource name heuristics to guess the content type).

Shouldn't the server save the value of the Content-Type: that came in on the

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