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RE: WebDAV DTD

From: Tim Ellison OTT <Tim_Ellison@oti.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:16:00 -0400
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org (w3c-dist-auth)
Message-ID: <1999Oct12.111300.1250.1349140@otismtp.ott.oti.com>

Is there any support within the group for this change to the DTD?

Without it I fail to see how clients can receive large properties without 
inhaling the entire contents.

Tim

 -----Original Message-----
From: Tim Ellison OTT [mailto:Tim_Ellison@oti.com]
Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 12:48 PM
To: w3c-dist-auth
Subject: [Moderator Action] WebDAV DTD

One rule in the DTD states:
    <!ELEMENT propstat (prop, status, responsedescription?) >

I suggest that this is modified to read
    <!ELEMENT propstat (status, responsedescription?, prop) >

so that streaming clients can retrieve the status of a property before they
retireve the property itself , and thereby know whether the data is valid or
not.  In the current rule, such a client is required to read the prop data
in its entirety, possibly to discover that the data is invalid only after
the fact.

Comments?
Received on Tuesday, 12 October 1999 11:16:33 GMT

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