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Re: COPY of a binding onto another binding of same resource

From: Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 09:34:42 -0800
Message-Id: <p06020402bc8776b66df3@[]>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, Webdav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>

At 9:11 AM -0800 03/24/2004, Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>When a user does a COPY or MOVE from one binding to another binding 
>to the same resource, this should be flagged as an error.  Since 
>this has to interoperate with existing clients that won't look at 
>the error body, the status code would have to stand alone.  409 is 
>already used for non-existent parent collections, so that can't be 
>reused.  Possibly 403 which in 2518 for COPY means "_ The source and 
>destination URIs are the same."

Unfortunately, I think it is pretty clear that the source and 
destination URIs are not
the same; the resource to which they are bound is the same.  Some other error
condition (4xx "Source and target bound to the same resource"?) seems more
appropriate to me.
Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2004 12:41:23 UTC

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