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FW: GET on a referential member

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:13:09 -0700
To: WEBDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004001bd8b57$587acb60$d115c380@galileo.ics.uci.edu>
Caught by the spam filter (not sure why, I'm looking into it).

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: John Stracke [mailto:francis@netscape.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 29, 1998 3:39 PM
Subject: [Spam?] GET on a referential member

In the WebDAV Collection Protocol Draft just posted, at the end of
section 3.5, I read:

     A GET on a referential member of a collection returns its own
     content, which is the URI of its target resource, not the
     content of its target resource.

I'm not sure this is the optimal behavior, because it a non-DAV-aware
client, such as a browser, won't know what to do with the URI as a
content item, which would limit the usefulness of referential members.
Can we perhaps put it into the Location: header instead?

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