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Re: Hierarchical URLs and Collections (was: Docushare and WebDAV model)

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:55:56 -0700
Message-ID: <35DB11AC.36F344D1@netscape.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
dlaliberte@gte.com wrote:

> John Turner writes:
>  > First off, I don't beleve that WebDAV can't have anything to say about the
>  > choice of the namespace shape.  It can (and does) require that URL's ending
>  > in "/" act like collections
> I didnt think that was true, because it imposes on existing web servers
> that mere directories would suddenly become collections.  However, I
> think that should be OK, if being a collection doesn't mean servers are
> required to do any more than they already do to support the collection.

If they want to call themselves DAV servers, then, yeah, they have to support
things like PROPFIND.

> Hierarchial URLs do provide a convenient, more direct access to
> components of collections, but that is by no means the only way to
> access components of collections.

But we have to be able to go both ways: given a URL, you have to be able to find
out what collection it belongs to.

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