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RE: Label header vs PROPFIND depth 1

From: Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 15:05:48 +0100
To: "Deltav WG" <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFA9957638.23CF4F70-ON80256BA3.004D0D7C@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>

"Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de> wrote:

> > As written in section 8.3, the label: header only applies if the
> > request-URI identifies a version-controlled resource.
> Well, exactly that *is* my problem.
> I have a non-version-controlled collection with a versioned member
> A PROPFIND with label header and depth:1 will (or may) return a different
> response element for the versioned resource than a PROPFIND with depth:0
> the member resource itself.
> So I'd like to clarify/correct RFC3253 that the Label header is handled
> like any other HTTP header which causes variant handling -- it applies to
> the collection members as well.
> Otherwise variant handling would differ between -- for instance --
> and "Accept-Language" -- and that doesn't make any sense at all.

No, the label: header does not apply to the members of the collection, just
the request-URI resource.  It behaves the same way as the Depth: header of
RFC2518, i.e. Depth: 1 only applies to the method at the request-URI
resource and not recursively to the members.

> > ...and do we agree that it doesn't?  It just changes the resource that
> > method is applied to.
> Yes. But if the collection isn't versioned (does not vary on the Label
> header), the Label header just should be *ignored* (for the collection),
> then *apply* to the indivual versioned members of the collection.

No, it will be ignored for the target of the method, and ignored for the
members of the collection.

Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 10:16:53 UTC

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