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Re: Typo in RFC 2518?

From: Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:00:12 +0100
To: Deltav WG <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF8F015BF9.697A83B2-ON80256BA0.002B5AAE@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>

Ben,

These are already known issues (the first is "MISSING_NS_SPEC" and the
second is "NS_BOOBOO") in the RFC2518 issues list
(http://www.webdav.org/wg/rfcdev/issues.htm).

All RFC2518 readers should (and, I suggest, all implementers 'must') read
the list of issues and their resolutions.

Regards,
Tim


                                                                                                                                                
                      Ben Evans                                                                                                                 
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Hi,

I think I've found a couple of typos in RFC 2518.

Specifically:

Page 24, Section 8.1.1, RFC 2518:

----

 >>Response

   HTTP/1.1 207 Multi-Status
   Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"
   Content-Length: xxxx

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
              <D:multistatus xmlns:D="DAV:">
                         <D:response>

<D:href>http://www.foo.bar/file</D:href>
                                     <D:propstat>
                                                 <D:prop xmlns:R="
http://www.foo.bar/boxschema/">
                                                             <R:bigbox>

<R:BoxType>Box type A</R:BoxType>
                                                             </R:bigbox>
                                                             <R:author>

<R:Name>J.J. Johnson</R:Name>
                                                             </R:author>
                                                 </D:prop>
                                                 <D:status>HTTP/1.1 200
OK</D:status>
                                     </D:propstat>
                                     <D:propstat>

<D:prop><R:DingALing/><R:Random/></D:prop>
[snip]
----------

Here, this should read:

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
              <D:multistatus xmlns:D="DAV:">
                         <D:response xmlns:R="http://www.foo.bar/boxschema/
">

<D:href>http://www.foo.bar/file</D:href>
                                     <D:propstat>
                                                 <D:prop>
                                                             <R:bigbox>

<R:BoxType>Box type A</R:BoxType>
                                                             </R:bigbox>
                                                             <R:author>

<R:Name>J.J. Johnson</R:Name>
                                                             </R:author>
                                                 </D:prop>
                                                 <D:status>HTTP/1.1 200
OK</D:status>
                                     </D:propstat>
                                     <D:propstat>

<D:prop><R:DingALing/><R:Random/></D:prop>
...
-----

as otherwise, the namespace definition of R: will be out of scope by
the time the <R:DingALing/> tag is encountered.

And, on page 91:

-------
[snip]

23.4.2 Meaning of Qualified Names

   [Note to the reader: This section does not appear in
   [REC-XML-NAMES],
   but is necessary to avoid ambiguity for WebDAV XML processors.]

   WebDAV compliant XML processors MUST interpret a qualified name as
   a
   URI constructed by appending the LocalPart to the namespace name
   URI.

   Example

   <del:glider xmlns:del="http://www.del.jensen.org/">
<del:glidername>
Johnny Updraft
     </del:glidername>
<del:glideraccidents/>
</del:glider>

In this example, the qualified element name "del:glider" is
   interpreted as the URL "http://www.del.jensen.org/glider".

   <bar:glider xmlns:del="http://www.del.jensen.org/">
<bar:glidername>
Johnny Updraft
     </bar:glidername>
<bar:glideraccidents/>
</bar:glider>

[snip]

----------------

In the second example, the line:

<bar:glider xmlns:del="http://www.del.jensen.org/">

should read:

<bar:glider xmlns:bar="http://www.del.jensen.org/">

as otherwise the XML namespace bar is undefined, and a namespace
validating parser will barf.

Can someone shed some light on these. Are they typos or have I
missed something?

Ben
Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 04:00:46 GMT

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