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RE: Namespace consistency

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 23:07:33 PDT
To: "Yaron Goland" <yarong@microsoft.com>, <ejw@ics.uci.edu>, "Howard Modell" <howard.s.modell@boeing.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301bdde13$a1d3d040$15d0000d@copper-208.parc.xerox.com>
Yaron and Jim seem to disagree on the nature of the requirement,
so it sounds like this needs to get worked out.

> Actually no, http://foo/bar does NOT have to be a collection just because
> http://foo/bar/blah is a collection. The requirement reads as:
> IF http://foo/bar is DAV compliant and
> IF http://foo/bar/blah/ exists and is DAV compliant
> THEN http://foo/bar must be a collection.

Must the intermediaries also be DAV compliant? Well, for one level
it doesn't matter, but suppose:

1)  http://foo/bar is DAV compliant
2)  http://foo/bar/a/b/c/blah/ exists and is DAV compliant
3)  then must http://foo/bar/a/b be a (DAV-compliant) collection?

This would leave out the possibility that http://foo/bar/a might
be some kind of mapping? Or is it that "exists" needs elaboration
to except that case where it's a redirection?
Received on Saturday, 12 September 1998 02:07:37 UTC

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