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Re: Subversion Issue 773

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-03 01:52:11 CET

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 01:12:43AM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > the client of that problem (most clients only look at the HTTP status line
> > rather than the status records in the propstat tags).
> > ...
> That would be a *really* buggy client, wouldn't it?

It certainly would be :-)

> All clients de-facto must be able to understand DAV:propstat elements with
> status 200 and 404, so I'd be surprised if anybody would accept a property
> with a non-200 DAV:propstat as a valid property value.
> Or am I missing something?

Oh, they should definitely look at it, and I think when the clients dig in
and start examining properties, they *do* examine it. But at that point,
clients have just about the same problem as the server: if you're partway
through processing, how do you go "oh. whoops. back up a sec. there is a
problem in here." Their main error reporting to the user is based on the
overall status rather than an aggregation of all the propstat values that
were found in the response.

Buggy, yes. Reality, yes. :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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