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RE: New requirements draft!

From: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 07:15:24 PDT
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To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'Judith Slein'" <slein@wrc.xerox.com>, Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>, "'ejw@ics.uci.edu'" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>, "'WEBDAV Mailing List'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
At 12:49 PM 8/8/97 PDT, Yaron Goland wrote:
>Retrieving Properties without knowing the name of the property's
>location on a resource - You use GETPROPS for this, this replaces
>SEARCH. GETPROPS accepts a list of property names and returns the value
>of those properties on the specified resource. "GET bar;DAV/" is now
>officially dead. The server folks were just too disturbed by having
>their namespace hijacked, in violation of the general principal that
>URLs are opaque, for that to be a sellable idea.
>I also looked into allowing for wildcarding on property names but it
>turns out that it is unbelievably inefficient on just about every
>implementation available. Just about everyone implements properties as a
>flat list so wildcarding on names would require a linear search of that
>list. This would basically shut down a thread on the server until the
>search was done, this has a very serious impact on scalability. There
>will be however, a way to say "Give me ALL properties".

Great! As long as there's a "Give me all properties", I'll be satisfied.


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