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LOCK request body?

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 00:39:12 -0800 (PST)
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9911230034140.10639-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
Section 8.10.1 states that a LOCK request "SHOULD" have a request body.
However, it does not state what the server should use as a default if the
client does not supply a body.

What should a server do? Create a lock of its own choosing?

The text does state "unless this is a refresh request", but the parsing of
the sentence is not entirely clear. I believe the intent is probably that
it MUST have a body for asserting a lock, and that it MUST NOT have a body
for refreshing a lock.

On a slightly different topic: why is a refresh done using locktokens
gathered from the If: header, rather than the more obvious Lock-Token:


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 03:39:09 UTC

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