Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: RESTful transactions (a speculation)

You could look into the locking section in the WebDAV specification:


Of course, you'd still need to implement your own transactional mechanisms. Meanwhile, there's also the versioning extensions to WebDAV, which seem to exist to support Subversion, or at least things similar to Subversion:


The problem with the WebDAV specifications is that to be compliant you end up having to support lots of stuff you'll rarely need, I suppose.

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