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Re: Issue: WRITE_DAV_PROP

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 13:56:06 -0700
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010413135606.N31832@lyra.org>
Seems fine, but...

I could see an argument for getlastmodified (e.g. "touch" the resource). And
maybe for creationdate for somebody that is restoring documents to a server.
Then you have the "COPY is performed using PROPPATCH" where you may need to
copy all the props.

I'm also a bit leery of the getcontentlanguage and getcontenttype being a
MUST. I'd prefer those be a MAY, and displayname and source remain as MUST.
The basic problem with the language/type is needing to look them up for each
GET from the server. That can seriously impact server performance.

Cheers,
-g

On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 09:02:25AM -0700, Kevin Wiggen wrote:
> 
> I agree also.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:53 AM
> To: WebDAV WG
> Subject: RE: Issue: WRITE_DAV_PROP
> 
> 
> I agree.
> 
> - Jim
> 
> > My vote:
> > - protected (i.e. properties that MUST NOT be modifiable with PROPPATCH)
> >  creationdate
> >  getcontentlength
> >  getetag
> >  getlastmodified
> >  lockdiscovery
> >  supportedlock
> >  resourcetype
> > - not protected (i.e. properties that MUST be modifiable by PROPPATCH)
> >  displayname
> >  getcontentlanguage
> >  getcontenttype
> >  source
> >  
> > My rationale for DAV:resourcetype is that the resourcetype should be used
> > to define the inherent nature of a resource (e.g. collection vs.
> > non-collection), while getcontenttype is definable by the client.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Geoff
> > 

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Friday, 13 April 2001 16:54:16 GMT

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