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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-03-19 15:44:48 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2005, at 3:26 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Say what?! Julian, will you please explain what is and isn't needed
>> support-wise across the following four areas of LOCKNULL support:
>> - LOCK on a NULL resource
>> - UNLOCK on a NULL resource
>> - PROPFIND on a LOCKNULL resource
>> - Revelation of immediate LOCKNULL children of normal collections
> Ah, I think I see what Julian is saying.
> If RFC2518bis expects a LOCK on a NULL resource to be handled as a
> 0-byte PUT, then I guess a 2518bis-conformant client *should* expect to
> see the object listed in the parent. It's no longer a NULL resource.


> (It sure would be nice to be able to read 2518bis! I can't find any
> link to it on www.webdav.org, nor does a google search bring it up. Is
> it some secret thing still?)

That's strange, Google located the copy on our page, see:


And yes, webdav.org doesn't link to it and the draft hasn't been updated
for over 8 months. Please complain to the working group chairs and
authors :-)

Best regards, Julian

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