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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 21:45:15 +0100
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCOEDNDIAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 7:07 PM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; uri@w3.org
> Subject: RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency
> > > * WebDAV marshals "dav:" URIs that are the name of XML elements as a
> > > {namespace} + {opaque_part} pair.  So, for example,
> > "dav:creationdate" is <D:creationdate xmlns:D="dav:">.
> >
> > RFC2518 says *nothing* about URIs in the DAV: URI scheme. RFC2518 itself
> > never says that an element name or a property "has" a URI.
> Section 18 clearly states that "The property names and XML
> elements in this
> specification are all derived from the base URI DAV: by adding a suffix to
> this URI, for example, DAV:creationdate for the 'creationdate' property."
> Now, we've had discussion on the WebDAV list to move away from this
> position, and more towards the {namespace identifier} + {name} position
> embedded within the XML namespace draft. This strikes me as a good thing.
> ...

I just notice that the ACL spec says:

This document uses the namespace defined by [RFC2518] for XML elements.  All
other IANA considerations mentioned in [RFC2518] also applicable to WebDAV

So maybe this needs to be clarified. We don't want a new spec to normatively
refer to a deprecated section of RFC2518, right?
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2001 15:46:15 GMT

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