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Re: FW: GET on a referential member

From: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 06:15:08 PDT
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To: ejw@ics.uci.edu
Cc: WEBDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Yes, this is a mistake left over from an earlier draft.  Since 3.1 now says
that a referential member has no content, 3.5 needs to be changed to agree
with that.  The request to create a referential member puts the target's
URI in the Ref-Target header, so presumably the response to a GET would
have no entity body, but would include the Ref-Target header.


At 04:13 PM 5/29/98 PDT, Jim Whitehead wrote:
>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
>To: WebDAV WG
>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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