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RE: WebDAV Working Group Meeting

From: Yaron Goland (Exchange) <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:39:33 -0700
Message-ID: <078292D50C98D2118D090008C7E9C6A603C965BF@STAY.platinum.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'Slein, Judith A'" <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>, "'Greg Stein'" <gstein@lyra.org>, Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, paf@swip.net
I think there are a lot of problems with AC that aren't going to be solved
any time soon. I appreciate the desire to close down the specs quickly but
every single time any point is brought up about AC it ends up bringing up 10
other points. 

The specs are leaking and most likely require a complete re-think. A good
place to start would be an object model document. In almost every case the
AC spec's problems can be traced back to the fact that it is trying to
enable very complicated namespace/resource manipulations without having a
good model of how the namespace/resource space actually works.

Therefore if WebDAV is kept open until AC is done then WebDAV will go into
Zombie state for at least another year. I realize that a lot of people
disagree with me. I would recommend looking at the e-mail log on AC over the
last few years and judging for yourself.

As such I suggest we close down WebDAV and either bring up a new WG for AC
or let them go on their own.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slein, Judith A [mailto:JSlein@crt.xerox.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 1999 7:50 AM
> To: 'Yaron Goland (Exchange)'; 'Greg Stein'; Keith Moore
> Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; paf@swip.net
> Subject: RE: WebDAV Working Group Meeting
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Yaron Goland (Exchange) [mailto:yarong@exchange.microsoft.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 8:35 PM
> > To: 'Greg Stein'; Keith Moore
> > Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; paf@swip.net
> > Subject: RE: WebDAV Working Group Meeting
> > 
> > 
> > A WG is only necessary when you have a fairly 
> > complex draft
> > which requires a significant portion of the community to 
> > participate. I
> > don't believe these requirements apply to Advanced 
> > Collections or ACLs but I
> > do believe they apply to DASL and Delta-V.
> > 
> > As such I hope we shut down the WebDAV WG as soon as possible 
> > and let the
> > other efforts bloom.
> > 
> > 		Yaron
> I do think the work on Advanced Collections benefits from the 
> support of a
> working group, and would like to see the WebDAV working group 
> continue until
> the 3 advanced collections specs are through IETF-wide last call.
> I also think deadlines are good, that limiting the life of 
> working groups is
> a good thing, and that we should try to wrap up the advanced 
> collections
> work as soon as possible.
> --Judy
Received on Thursday, 9 September 1999 13:40:01 UTC

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