Mirroring package uploader/upload date

Max Bolingbroke batterseapower at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 17 11:09:04 CEST 2011

Fellow members of the shadowy Cabal,

I've been looking at making the mirror client supply the original
uploading user/upload time when it mirrors a package.

I've developed an approach (attached) that, rather than PUTting a
simple tarball to mirror, PUTs a combination of the tarball, user name
and upload date in multipart/form-data format. This works (though the
code is a bit grungy still). The only thing I'm worrying about before
I tidy it up and commit is whether it is sufficiently RESTful: it
feels a bit weird that the thing that you PUT is not what you get back
from making a GET request to that URL.

An alternative approach would be to expose resources for the
uploader/upload time of a package, which the mirror client could then
simply PUT to.

Anyone have any thoughts on the right approach here?

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