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acl settings and extended MKCOL

From: Arnaud Quillaud <Arnaud.Quillaud@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 16:48:44 +0530
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-id: <48282794.80604@sun.com>


The WebDAV ACL spec does not offer a way to create a resource and set 
its acl in a single operation. Nor does it let you discover the initial 
acl set on a new resource (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3744#section-12.3).

With the new extended MKCOL 
(http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-daboo-webdav-mkcol), it is now 
possible to set properties and create a collection in one single operation.
By setting the DAV:acl property among those properties, one can achieve 
an atomic (MKCOL + ACL).
I think no WebDAV specification prevents a server from allowing this 
(especially given that the WebDAV ACL spec precedes extended MKCOL draft).
But isn't it something that would be worth mentioning in the extended 
MKCOL spec, either to clarify the expected behavior,... or to discourage 
its use if it is found to be problematic.

Arnaud Q
Received on Monday, 12 May 2008 11:25:05 UTC

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