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RE: Purpose of Namespace

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 22:00:42 +0100
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCECPDJAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Agreed.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 9:57 PM
> To: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: RE: Purpose of Namespace
>
>
> It is probably still worth making the general comment about namespaces
> in section 1, because it is also useful for proprietary extensions to
> the method request and response bodies.  It further looks like section 4.5
> says all that needs to be said about namespaces and property names.
>
> So I'd say all that needs to be done is to get rid of the sentence that
> refers to concatenating the namespace URL with the local node name,
> and we are done with this issue.
>
> Cheers,
> Geoff
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Crawford [mailto:ccjason@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 2:54 PM
> To: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: RE: Purpose of Namespace
>
>
>
> Just to clarify my note a bit...
>
> By "properties issue" what I meant is that XML namespaces are needed
> largely for the sake of properties.  As per
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2001OctDec/0299.html
>
> I'd like to provide a bit more info.  (Sorry for being so fractured in the
> presentation.)  I just want to point out in section 4.5 we already have...
>
>    The XML namespace mechanism, which is based on URIs [RFC2396], is
>    used to name properties because it prevents namespace collisions and
>    provides for varying degrees of administrative control.
>
> Should we leave that XML namespace comment in section 1, modify it, or
> remove it.  (You can find the text of it below.)
>
> J.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jason Crawford
> > Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 8:32 PM
> > To: 'WebDAV'
> > Subject: RE: Purpose of Namespace
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > A couple of people have come forward to say we probably should
> not add an
> > explanation of why we use XML namespaces in WebDAV.  I have no
> > problem with
> > that, but  I just want to point out the following that I just found in
> > RFC2518, Section 1.
> >
> >    The XML namespace extension (Appendix 4) is also used in this
> >    specification in order to allow for new XML elements to be added
> >    without fear of colliding with other element names.
> >
> > Because of this, I'd like to propose than we just go ahead and modify
> this
> > to mention the properties issue.
> >
> > Okay?
> >
> > J.
> >
> > ------------------------------------------
> > Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
> >
> >
>
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> Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
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Received on Friday, 30 November 2001 16:00:36 GMT

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