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RE: Getcontentlength & GetContentType

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:43:15 +0200
To: "Dylan Barrell" <dbarrell@opentext.com>, "Rickard Falk" <rickard.falk@excosoft.se>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCAECGCPAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
WebDAV should still say what it means if a property "must be defined", but
doesn't have a value...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Dylan Barrell
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 4:36 PM
> To: Rickard Falk; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Getcontentlength & GetContentType
>
>
> GET on a collection is not covered by DAV. You want to get the
> contents of a
> collection, then do a PROPFIND.
>
> You therefore don't have to maintain those proprties for collections (they
> also don't make sense).
>
> --Dylan
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Rickard Falk
> > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 9:53 AM
> > To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Subject: Getcontentlength & GetContentType
> >
> >
> > What should I respond if a client asks for the properties
> > Getcontentlength or GetContentType on a collection?
> > The spec states:
> > "The getcontentlength property MUST be defined on any
> >    DAV compliant resource that returns the Content-Length header in
> >    response to a GET."
> >
> > But it doesn't say, if the value a supposed to be the same as if
> > I perform a 'Get' on that url. The collection itself doesn't
> > normally have a content, so does this mean that if the collection
> > have a default page. That it should return the values of that
> > page? Or if the server is set to send a generated HTML page
> > listing the children, should the values be text/html and the size
> > of that page?
> >
> > Or have I missed something in the spec?
> >
> > /Rickard Falk
>
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