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From Michael Smith <>
Subject Re: MOVE method processing of WebdavServlet
Date Fri, 20 Dec 2002 01:32:46 GMT
Yokota Takehiko wrote:
> Hi, all.
> There is a question about WebdavServlet in Tomcat4.1.12.
> I tried to send MOVE request to WebdavServlet
> and I expected that a file was moved, but it was copied and deleted.
> I think org.apache.catalina.servlets.WebdavServlet#doMove() should
> move resource instead of copying and deleting. (Or first try to move,
> and then copy and delete if it failed).
> What do you think this idea is?

The webdav spec says that a MOVE should be treated as a COPY followed by 
a DELETE. It's difficult to precisely maintain these semantics without 
actually _doing_ a copy then a delete (though in the fairly limited 
catalina webdav servlet it shouldn't be too hard). There's no compelling 
reason to make this change.


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