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Re: Issue: PROP_ATTR

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 01:06:29 -0700
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010411010628.G29269@lyra.org>
The question isn't about attributes in general, it is about *which*
attributes. Consider the following:

  <D:prop>
    <theprop attr1="foo">
      thevalue
      <subelem attr2="bar"/>
    </myprop>
  </D:prop>

I believe everybody would agree that attr2 gets stored. The real question is
about attr1. I see that attribute as part of the element that *names* a
property, but it isn't part of the property *value*.

IMO, PROP_ATTR is about defining the boundary between property naming, and a
property's value.

Cheers,
-g

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 10:58:21PM -0700, Eric Sedlar wrote:
> I agree.  There is no reason not to persist attributes.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Mark A. Hale
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 6:29 PM
> > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2001 04:04:57 GMT

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