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RE: Relationship of WEBDAV to IETF and W3C

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 16:29:05 -0800
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-44-MSG-970125002905Z-3235@INET-03-IMC.itg.microsoft.com>
To: "'asad@netscape.com'" <asad@netscape.com>, "'Terry Allen'" <tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com>
Cc: "'swick@www10.w3.org'" <swick@www10.w3.org>, "'w3c-dist-auth@www10.w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@www10.w3.org>
Our dependency upon Web Collection is CONDITIONAL upon them not holding
up WebDAV. If we get to a situation where the WebDAV spec is stable
enough to begin test implementations and the Web Collection spec has not
reached the same level of stability then we reserve the right to dump
Web Collections and come up with some other return format which does not
require any outside approval. So the onus is upon both the W3C and the
Web Collection authors to ensure that Web Collections are moved through
the W3C at the same pace WebDAV is moved through the IETF.

			Yaron

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	asad@netscape.com [SMTP:asad@netscape.com]
>Sent:	Friday, January 24, 1997 3:39 PM
>To:	Terry Allen
>Cc:	swick@www10.w3.org; w3c-dist-auth@www10.w3.org
>Subject:	Re: Relationship of WEBDAV to IETF and W3C
>
>WebDAV needs to define a common return type for its own purposes. It
>does not have to be Web Collections. The references to Web Collections
>in the spec. are just place holders. Changes to HTML are beyond the
>scope and needs of WebDAV.
>
>Asad Faizi
>
>Netscape Communications
>-------------------------------------------------------------------
>Terry Allen wrote:
>> 
>> >It should be pointed out that WebDAV is proposing NO changes to HTML.
>> What WebDAV is doing is making itself dependent on Web Collections, a
>> W3C initiative, which DOES propose HTML changes.
>> 
>> Where can we learn more about "Web Collections"?
>> 
>> Regards,
>>     Terry Allen    Fujitsu Software Corp.    tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com
>> "In going on with these experiments, how many pretty systems do we build,
>>  which we soon find outselves obliged to destroy?" - Benjamin Franklin
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>
Received on Friday, 24 January 1997 19:46:33 GMT

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