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Re: Ordered Collections and PROPFIND Responses

From: Geoffrey Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@Rational.Com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 10:33:12 -0500
Message-ID: <018901bf3c11$61c6eac0$9ef6a8c0@lex.rational.com>
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I am also in the "only return what the client requests" camp as well.
All of the arguments in favor of returning some particular bit of
information take the form "this is really important information,
and it's not that long".  The essential flaw in this argument is that
*every* piece of data is important to some client, or we wouldn't
have spent the effort on standardizing on it.

There have been several proposals to provide
"named batches" of information, so that a client can say things like:
"I'm interested in all the DAV:display information".  That would be fine
with me.

Cheers,
Geoff

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Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: Ordered Collections and PROPFIND Responses


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> Until someone points out why this isn't good, I'm in the camp that says
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> server should only return the properties that the client requested.
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