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WebDAV BIND support in Apache Jackrabbit, was: BIND and HTTP status codes

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:46:35 +0200
Message-ID: <48E0DC3B.7080508@gmx.de>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>


the BIND extensions to Apache Jackrabbit 
(<http://jackrabbit.apache.org/>) that I mentioned earlier are now 
available in the svn trunk 

Implementation restrictions:

- Jackrabbit does not allow bind cycles, so none of the functionality 
around status code 208 is implemented,

- In some cases, status 204 is returned instead of 200 (see discussion 

- Jackrabbit does not allow two bindings to the same node within the 
same parent (will have to figure out why that is)

(thanks to Manfred Baedke for the implementation!)

BR, Julian

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hi,
> while implementing WebDAV BIND in Jackrabbit [1] (the Apache Java 
> Content Repository Reference Implementation), my colleague Manfred 
> Baedke noticed that the spec currently micro-manages HTTP status codes: 
> for instance, for a successful BIND it requires status codes of 200 or 
> 201, while - from an HTTP point of view - a 204 should be acceptable as 
> well.
> Proposal: rephrase the text so that other success codes are acceptable 
> as well, or remove the normative language completely, point to RFC2616, 
> and rely on examples.
> BR, Julian
> [1] <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-1733>
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