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RE: Proposal for marshalling property type information

From: <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 14:51:06 +0100
To: "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <80256A69.004E2767.00@d06mta06.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>


> 5. Changes for PROPFIND method
>
>    PROPFIND is extended to return the data type information for
>    properties that satisfy the following conditions:
>
>    o  The data type is different from "xs:string".
>
>    o  The property's data type is not defined in [RFC2518] or a related
>       specification.

This seems too strict, how about servers MAY excluse the data type
attributes where ...

> 6. Compatibility Considerations
>    ...
>    Servers not aware of this specification either drop the "xsi:type"
>    attribute, or persist it along with the property value.  However,
>    they will never indicate successfull parsing of the data type by
>    returning back the type in the response to PROPPATCH.

Huh?  If it is persisted as an attribute why would the server not return it
in PROPFIND?
Are you suggesting that aervers should ignore unknown attributes?

Apart from that, the proposal seems straight forward enough.

Tim
Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2001 13:04:31 GMT

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