Bug 43778

Summary: Wrong responses if httpd has not access to some element for DELETE
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Rafa&#322; Malinowski <malinowskirafal>
Component: mod_davAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Severity: normal Keywords: MassUpdate
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.2.6   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: Other   
OS: other   

Description Rafa&#322; Malinowski 2007-11-01 16:01:17 UTC
If any sub-reource of given collection is not accessable to httpd, DELETE returnr 404 - NOT FOUND 
response with empty content. It should return 207 - MULTISTATUS with 404 - NOT FOUND in one of 
<response> elements.

How to reproduce:
1. set up webdav server with dav_fs
2. create directory to_delete in webdav
3. create directory not_accessible in to_delete
4. chmod 000 not_accessible
5. perform DELETE action on to_delete resource

You got 404 response with empty content.

There should be 207 with 404 in one of <response> elements.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:41 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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