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RE: DAV:resourcetype

From: Eric Sedlar <Eric.Sedlar@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 10:14:16 -0800
To: "Jim Amsden" <jamsden@us.ibm.com>, <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Cc: "Acl@Webdav.Org" <acl@webdav.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLFOFMCKOOMBDHDBKOEMPCAAA.Eric.Sedlar@oracle.com>
This reinforces the direction we had been pursuing of not using
<DAV:resourcetype> for too much.  For example, using it to indicate
whether or not a resource is a principal would mean that even non-
collection principals would show up as folders in WebFolders, which
is not good.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org
> [mailto:ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Amsden
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:53 AM
> To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org; w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
> Subject: Re: DAV:resourcetype
>
>
> So does this mean we can extend DAV:resourcetype with nested content? This
> sould simplify some of the resource types introduced by versioning.
>
>
>
> [You have to have a long memory to put this post in context.]
>
> In an attempt to determine what would happen if we extended the
> 'DAV:resourcetype', I tried WebFolders (vintage Win2000Pro 5SP1) against a
> server that answered a variety of values for resource type.
>
> The empirical evidence is that resources that answer an non-null value for
> DAV:resourcetype are always interpeted as type 'Web Folder'.
>
> For example, I tried the following combo, and the resource shows up as a
> folder.
>   <DAV:resourcetype><FOO:foobartype/></DAV:resourcetype>
>
> I also tried 'extending' collection as follows:
>
> <DAV:resourcetype><DAV:collection><DAV:version-selector/></DAV:col
> lection></DAV:resourcetype>
>
> and
>
> <DAV:resourcetype><DAV:collection/><DAV:version-selector/></DAV:re
> sourcetype>
>
>
> and they seemed to work ok (i.e., were interpreted as WebFolders and could
> be opened and browsed, etc.).
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
>
>
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 13:18:10 GMT

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