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RE: Trailing "/" in BIND Requests

From: Yaron Goland (Exchange) <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 16:49:58 -0700
Message-ID: <078292D50C98D2118D090008C7E9C6A603C96614@STAY.platinum.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'Slein, Judith A'" <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
The inability to bind "/" simply means that your model is broken. There is
nothing exceptionally special about the "/" resource name other than it
doesn't have a parent. It must be just as bindable as any other resource
name.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Slein, Judith A [mailto:JSlein@crt.xerox.com]
> Sent: Wed, September 15, 1999 11:53 AM
> To: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: Trailing "/" in BIND Requests
> 
> 
> Both Yaron and Jim Amsden our attempts to enforce consistency 
> between the
> Request-URI and the Destination header in BIND requests are 
> not appropriate.
> We wanted to say that either both must end in a "/" or 
> neither may end in a
> "/".  
> 
> But in reality a trailing "/" is not a reliable indicator of 
> the type of
> resource being addressed, so we should allow servers to process BIND
> requests even if the Request-URI ends in "/" and the 
> Destination header does
> not, or vice versa.
> 
> We agree with these comments and will remove the constraints from the
> description of the BIND method and the related examples.
> 
> Yaron also objected to our saying that the Request-URI cannot 
> just consist
> of "/".  That is, we currently say that you cannot use BIND 
> to create a
> binding between the root and some resource.  We say this 
> because we define a
> binding to be a relation between a URI segment in its parent 
> collection and
> some resource.  That is, it's the triple (segment, 
> collection, resource).
> Here there is no segment, and there is no parent collection.  
> So you can't
> make sense of creating a binding for "/". 
> 
> --Judy
> 
> Judith A. Slein
> Xerox Corporation
> jslein@crt.xerox.com
> (716)422-5169
> 800 Phillips Road 105/50C
> Webster, NY 14580
> 
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 1999 19:50:21 GMT

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