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Re: label header (was: Re: Versioning TeleConf Agenda, 4/6/01 (Fr iday) 12-1pm EST)

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 16:12:31 -0700
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010411161231.E30919@lyra.org>
I believe my position matches Tim's precisely.

I see no reason to believe that a label is anything other than a sequence of
characters (in some specified encoding). I do not see that language has any
relevance to the topic.

Let's please keep the Label: header.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 02:18:12PM +0100, Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com wrote:
> Geoff wrote:
> > I agree that nobody is trying suggesting that we try
> > and solve the semantics of common version labeling requirements.
> That was a flippant comment, sorry.
> > On the other hand, I believe it is a reasonable expectation
> > on the part of the user that if they declare a label in the
> > English language (and indicate as much with an attribute on
> > that label),
> hold on, that is what I said -- that we don't describe the label as a
> language attributed value, it is just a string, a sequence of characters
> with a well defined encoding scheme.
> > that this definition be respected, and that a
> > request for that label not come back with some non-English
> > byte string that happens to match.  Similarly, any other
> > attribute declared on that label should be respected.
> I think you are very brave to go down this road, and I predict it will end
> in tears.  Are you are seriously suggesting that you will match based on
> language rules?  Maybe just language name?  It is unneccessary and I
> suggest beyond VCM expectations.
> > So unless we define an "XML attribute encoding" syntax for
> > the Label header (which I strongly advocate we not do), the
> > Label header will be missing key information needed for a
> > correct label match to be performed.
> I agree we do not want any attributes.  I still want the Label: header.
> Tim

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2001 19:10:54 UTC

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