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Question about WebDAV MOVE/COPY with Overwrite header true

From: Till Niese <t.niese@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 23:15:43 +0200
Message-Id: <00417E37-6DAF-47DF-A984-8853CAFD6870@gmail.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org


I'm currently working on a WebDAV Server implementation in php.
But i'm unsure about the correct behavior of MOVE and COPY with  
Overwrite true and Depth infinity of a collection to a destination  
that already exists.
What will be the correct behavior if there is a collection or resource  
inside the destination collection that can't be deleted cause of a  
lock or missing permissions.
Will the complete MOVE or COPY fail cause the DELETE on the  
destination failed ?
And if the MOVE or COPY fails should the same Multistatus header a  
DELETE with "Depth: infinity" on this collection would return, be  
returned ?

Till Niese
Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 02:32:08 UTC

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