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From: Herbert Bock <herbert.bock@ixos.de>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:40:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CD8F33C68D54D511A81A0060080F37360A7CF4@mucxg22.ixos.de>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Perhaps I'm a bit late with my comment but I just now read
Jim's suggestions. Especially the MULTIPUT feature is
one that I missed very very much when I recently read RFC2518
and tried to map the functionality of our systems to WebDAV.
I think MULTIPUT is vital for many scenarios and it is
quite easy to implement on the server side but extremely
hard if not impossible on the client side.

Please, please add this feature to WebDAV. I'm sure its
desperately needed. And many thanks to Jim for triggering


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Whitehead [mailto:ejw@cse.ucsc.edu]
Sent: Montag, 29. Oktober 2001 21:14
To: WebDAV
Subject: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT

I'm interested in the list's thoughts on two ideas for DAV improvements:

The first is to introduce a GETSRC method to support access to the
unprocessed source of a resource. This would decouple the dynamic response
of a resource (GET) from its static source (GETSRC).

The second is to introduce the MULTIPUT method to support "PUT with
PROPPATCH" scenarios. MULTIPUT would accept some subset of multipart MIME
packages and atomically write them to the server. This would support the
update of a resource and its metadata in one transaction.

- Jim
Received on Monday, 5 November 2001 05:41:00 UTC

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