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

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 12:12:48 -0500
Message-ID: <3906C56A7BD1F54593344C05BD1374B104EC8D27@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Clearly a situation of trying to pick the least bad alternative ...

I also agree that Julian's alternative appears to be the least bad.
There is no "error" in any of the underlying specs (URI, XML
namespace) that would support requesting a change.

Declaring WebDAV processing to be incompatible with URI or XML
namespaces would be worse.

For Julian's issues, it would be up to the server to pick a NS if the
client request does indicate that the client understands the new NS,
but the conservative thing to do would be to use the DAV: namespace.
The other issue is not really an issue, but rather a point that would
need to be made in the revised spec.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@greenbytes.de]
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 11:28 AM
To: Jason Crawford
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject: RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

Thanks, Jason.

We'd probably need to cover some more issues:

- how does a server decide which NS to use in a reply if the request didn't
contain a body (PROPFIND for instance),
- clarification, that <foo xmlns="DAV:"/> and <foo xmlns="newuri..." /> map
to *identical* properties,
- and probably some more details...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Crawford [mailto:ccjason@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 5:06 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency
> I think Julian is right.
> The specs conflict.
> It  sounds like the other specs are not going to change.  At least not
> 2396.
> It does sound like some of us feel that what 2518 specifies isn't really
> what should have been specified.
> I'll support the suggestion that
> 1) We pick a second URI for our namespace.  I'll suggest
> http://webdav.org/base.
> 2) We update the spec to use this new URI in the examples.
> 3) We deprecate  DAV: as the namespace URI in the spec.
> 4) ASAP implementors start accepting the new URI in addition to DAV:
> 5) Later implementors can start transmitting the new URI.
> J.
> ------------------------------------------
> Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
Received on Sunday, 25 November 2001 12:13:22 UTC

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