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Re: Move and Delete (was: bind draft issues)

From: Brian Korver <briank@xythos.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 12:14:57 -0800
To: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
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On Friday, March 7, 2003, at 10:07  AM, Clemm, Geoff wrote:
> My reading of the consensus of the working group (although certainly
> not universal agreement) is that atomic behavior
> on the part of the server is preferable when the server is capable of
> doing so, especially when multiple bindings to a resource is possible.
> But since some servers cannot guarantee atomic behavior, this
> was made a "SHOULD" instead of a "MUST".  Similarly, any server 
> implementors
> that feel their clients want non-atomic behavior can present non-atomic
> behavior and still be compatible with the spec (because it is a SHOULD,
> not a MUST).
> In addition, I believe there was consensus that allowing the
> client to explicitly request atomic behavior was desireable, and this
> is achieved through the introduction of UNBIND/REBIND.
> Cheers,
> Geoff


My reading of the consensus was that the atomic behavior should
be a "MAY", not a "SHOULD" as you suggest, but I don't have religion
on the issue.

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