Clarification on DAV server enforcing locks for PUT

In reading RFC2518 section 6.7 "Usage Considerations", I think I'm reading
conflicting statements:

Paragraph 4 reads: " cannot force all clients to use locking because
it must be comparatible with HTTP clients that don't comprehend locking"
Paragraph 5 reads: "WebDAV servers that support locking can reduce the
likelihood that clients will accidentally overwrite each other's changes by
requireing clients to lock resource before modifying them..."

So can (or should) a DAV server enforce locking?

Steve Speicher
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Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2001 07:41:32 UTC