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

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 18:34:16 -0500
Message-ID: <E4F2D33B98DF7E4880884B9F0E6FDEE25ED6F2@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

I still vote for "SHOULD".  In particular, given the problems
partial DELETE and partial MOVE can produce in a multiple binding
context, a server that supports multiple bindings to a resource
SHOULD do those operations atomically unless it
has a very good reason to do otherwise (e.g. the scenario I
posted earlier).


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 3:38 PM
To: Brian Korver; 'WebDAV'
Subject: RE: Move and Delete (was: bind draft issues)

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Brian Korver
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 9:15 PM
> To: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: Re: Move and Delete (was: bind draft issues)
> ...
> 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.

I think Brian is right here. SHOULD is really strong in RFC-speak, and if we
really expect servers to show this behaviour, ir probably needs to be
specified as "MAY".

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