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RE: 'last call' comment on draft-ietf-webdav-protocol-07.txt-- resource:URL 1:1?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 20:33:39 PDT
To: "Yaron Goland" <yarong@microsoft.com>, "Albert Lunde" <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001401bdd622$798f2ba0$15d0000d@copper-208.parc.xerox.com>
The concern is that protocol-07, as written, doesn't allow interoperable
implementation with a server that employs aliasing, and makes some requirements
on servers that wind up being (false) assumptions that clients will make.

I think that it's simple to fix the protocol by adding a "parent" property,
and removing the language that requires clients to munge 'the' URL for
a resource in order to find the parent. With this fix, the 1-1 relationship
between 'resource' and 'resource locator' wouldn't be mandated for all
implementations (although it would be allowed).

Larry
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