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RE: Issue: PROP_ATTR

From: Julian F. Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:45:33 +0200
To: <mark.hale@interwoven.com>, "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AFEIKENBELCNEGJFCENGMEDADCAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
I agree here.

Maybe the way property values are round-tripped needs to be defined in terms
of the XML infoset [1] or the Canonical XML rec [2].

If a server supports "arbitrary" content of properties (like child elements
with attribute, mixed content and so on), it will have to store the content
in some XML friendly format anyway. Instead of storing the "value" of the
property (all contained elements?), it can instead store the element (with
all it's attributes and childs), thus preserving all attribute information.



[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset/>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Mark A. Hale
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 3:29 AM
> To: WebDAV WG
> Subject: RE: Issue: PROP_ATTR
>
>
> Jim:  Thanks for getting the issues list started.
>
> I believe that WebDAV must permit properties to have attributes.
> As you've
> pointed out, RDF and PRISM do use them extensively.  A server can reformat
> the attributes in a subsequent PROPFIND request.  Attrbiutes should be
> persistent.
>
> 	Thanks,
>
> 	Mark
>
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:54 PM
> > To: WebDAV WG
> > Subject: Issue: PROP_ATTR
> >
> >
> > As mentioned in a previous post, now is the time to start
> resolving issues
> > on the RFC 2518 issues list.  As fate would have it, the first
> > issue on the
> > list is one that has been contentious in the past. Can we come to
> > consensus
> > on it now?
> >
> > Issue: PROP_ATTR
> >
> > Description:
> >
> > What is a WebDAV server required to do with XML attributes other than
> > xml:lang submitted with a PROPPATCH?  This affects how well
> WebDAV will be
> > able to support RDF, since RDF uses attributes extensively.
> >
> > Greg Stein originally raised this issue:
> >
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998OctDec/0089.html
> >
> > See also:
> >
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998OctDec/0092.html
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998OctDec/0094.html
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998OctDec/0095.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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