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Re: WebDAV properties

From: <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:25:15 +0000
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <8025699E.0033CFF4.00@d06mta07.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>

...and (just to state the obvious), the namespace declaration
must also be stored as part of the <Z:Authors> property.

Tim Ellison
Java Technology Centre, MP146
IBM UK Laboratory, Hursley Park, Winchester, UK.
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Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> on 2000-11-21 03:00:20 AM

Please respond to Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>

To:   Adam Klatzkin <Adam.Klatzkin@bentley.com>
cc:   "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: WebDAV properties

On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 02:09:40PM -0500, Adam Klatzkin wrote:
> Example from section 8.2.2
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
> <D:propertyupdate xmlns:D="DAV:"
> xmlns:Z="http://www.w3.com/standards/z39.50/">
>  <D:set>
>    <D:prop>
>       <Z:authors>
>           <Z:Author>Jim Whitehead</Z:Author>
>           <Z:Author>Roy Fielding</Z:Author>
>       </Z:authors>
>    </D:prop>
>   </D:set>
> </D:propertyupdate>
> Unless I am interpreting this incorrectly, the example seems to violate
> definition of the property namespace as described in section 4.5.
> Can anybody provide any insight into this?
> One thought is that maybe
>           <Z:Author>Jim Whitehead</Z:Author>
>           <Z:Author>Roy Fielding</Z:Author>
> is itself the value that should be stored for the Z:authors property?

That XML fragment is indeed the property value for Z:authors.

> If that is the case then how do I prevent an XML parser from parsing the
> element tags?

Probably with extreme difficulty. Probably not even possible with most XML

> Do I have to attempt to rebuild this string from the parsed
> data and store it?

If you want to interpret the value as a string... yes -- you would need to
rebuild it.

As a concrete example of this behavior: mod_dav parses the above
DAV:propertyupdate request into an XML structure. When it goes to store the
Z:authors property's value, it reconstructs the string and stores that. So,
there is precedent for reconstruction.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2000 04:32:44 UTC

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