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RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 12:23:42 +0100
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCEPKDHAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 1:43 AM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency
> ...
> But, since WebDAV clients and servers are going to keep exchanging DAV:
> scheme URIs across the wire for the forseeable future, from my perspective
> the easiest change you can make to address your immediate problem, is to
> modify the JING validator tool.

I agree it's the easiest change. But this is just a workaround -- the
problem stays. As long as the grammar for URIs says that "DAV:" isn't a URI,
and the XML namespace REC says that a namespace name must be a syntactically
correct URI reference, then we'll face the problem again -- for instance if
developer's of XML processors decide to do proper namespace name checking.

So this definitvely needs to be put onto the issues list.

Received on Tuesday, 20 November 2001 06:45:00 UTC

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