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Re: looking for feedback on REDIRECT issue lc-57-noautoupdate

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:56:39 +0200
Message-ID: <41654B17.2000704@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> ....
>>  What we could do is (1) note why auto-update may be a bad idea, and 
>> possibly (2) define that redirects created by MKREDIRECTREF should not 
>> behave that way (or alternatively define more specific resource types)."
>> Today, I lean towards (1), that is we add a statement that redirects 
>> that change their link target automatically can cause confusion, but 
>> we do not forbid them.
> That looks reasonable; I tend to lean even more towards making server 
> behavior consistent when possible, but if we can't do that in this case 
> we can at least provide guidance.


I added the following paragraph to the end of section 4:

    Implementation Note: Operations on the target of a redirect reference
    usually do not affect the redirect reference itself.  However,
    clients should not rely on this behaviour (for instance, some servers
    may update redirect references as a result of namespace operations on
    the reference's target).


Best regards, Julian

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