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Property values

From: David G. Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 21:34:28 -0400
Message-Id: <v04011704b2616a6bcf82@[24.0.249.126]>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
I'd like to make clear that the issue that worries me is not that we _must_
use exactly XML (or any other) semantics. But, we must define what a client
can count on a server to do when a property is submitted, and when it is
retrieved.

Any number of explicit solutions that I don't care for meet that standard.
Not defining this is a recipe for servers that corrupt property values, and
remove their utility as an extension mechanism, except for _exactly_ those
properties defined in the standard.

This seems to me to violate the point of the whole exercise.


  -- David
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