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RE: Namespace consistency

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 19:41:32 PDT
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To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
At 06:59 PM 9/14/98 PDT, Jim Whitehead wrote:
>What I read from this rough consensus on the list is people would like the
>language to read that a parent of a resource does not have to be a
>WebDAV-collection.  However, if the parent of a WebDAV resource is itself
>WebDAV compatible, then it has to be a WebDAV collection.
>A couple of questions:
>1) Should there be a policy for whether the parent of a resource must exist?
>So, if http://foo/bar/blah exists, and is DAV-compliant, must resource
>http://foo/bar/ exist?

>.. my answer is that we shouldn't require a DAV-compliant resource to have
>a parent resource.

Fine with me.  (Don't care much either way.)

> I think we should require all collections below a DAV-compliant
>resource to also be DAV-compliant.  So, while it's OK to not be
>DAV-compliant looking up a hierarchy tree, looking down the tree from a
>DAV-compliant location should always be DAV-compliant. 

Strongly agree.
Received on Monday, 14 September 1998 22:41:21 UTC

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