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Re: Working on issue #946

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-05 09:42:23 CET

On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 08:38:27PM -0800, Bill Tutt wrote:
> > From: Peter Allin [mailto:peter@arbejdskamp.dk]
> > Yes - I agree that the return code from the server shouldn't
> > be changed, but merely the presentation of the error shown to
> > the user.
> >
> > Should the user actually see any of the HTTP error codes, or
> > should all errors be "translated" into something more descriptive?
> The user should always see the HTTP error codes. The reason behind this
> is that proxy errors need to be communicated somehow, and HTTP reason
> phrases often contain this information. Useful error messages shouldn't
> come from the ra_dav client code. Useful error messages should be part
> of the HTTP reason phrase or as part of the XML response content.

Right. The client should *add* information to the error messages rather than
block them out. That is what the "wrap" is all about -- adding more info.


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