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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 18:59:01 +0100
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCEDBDIAA.julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
> From: uri-request@w3.org [mailto:uri-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim
> Whitehead
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:53 PM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; uri@w3.org
> Subject: RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency
>
>
>
> I think it might help people to better understand the set of possible
> solutions to this issue if I point out that WebDAV implementations are NOT
> going to support any change that leads to a reduction in interoperability.
>
> So, for example, any suggestion that begins, "just change
> WebDAV's namespace
> identifier to ...." is not going to work.

Of course.

So

- a new namespace name would be needed
- the old one would need to be deprecated
- interoperability of all combinations of new/old servers needs to be
investigated

In theory the revision of RFC2518 could deprecate "DAV:" in favor of
"somenewuri", right?

> Complain to me all you wish about this -- you'll just be shooting the
> messenger.

Whose messenger?
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 12:59:39 GMT

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