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Re: Preconditions and the responsedescription element

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:03:43 +0200
Message-ID: <44DB58DF.6080807@re.be>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

No, I'm not. It is just a remark about a defensive way
to extend a content model.



Julian Reschke wrote:
> Werner Donné schrieb:
>> Adding the error element to the response element is indeed
>> nicer, but it would have been safer to add it after all
>> "old" elements in the content model, as it was done for the
>> location element. Current clients which don't ignore unknown
>> elements that intervene in an existing content model different
>> from "ANY", will break. It is likely that such clients simply
>> consume the elements they know in the known order and then stop.
> Well, those clients are broken anyway. I don't see any point in adapting
>  to them.
> Are you aware of clients with that problem?
> Best regards, Julian

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