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Re: Locking non-existent paths. Time to discuss.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-18 19:22:56 CET

On Mar 17, 2005, at 2:58 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> What *is* needed is the ability to LOCK an unmapped resource. However,
> it's completely sufficient to implement this by creating an empty
> placew holder resource.
> Thus,
> LOCK unmapped
> can be exactly the same as
> PUT unmapped
> Content-Length: 0
> followed by
> LOCK unmapped

Julian: if we implement the above, the I understand that this sequence
will work correctly (it's what MS office does):

      LOCK url
                  --> nonexistent url means creation of locked, 0-byte
      PUT url
                  --> 0-byte file is overwritten with real content

But what about a client which runs

      LOCK url
      MKCOL url


Won't the MKCOL fail if there's a 0-byte file in the way? Or what if
the url is the target of a collection COPY/MOVE ?

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