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RE: DASL - who wants to use it? (requirements spec?)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 20:22:02 +0100
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, "Alan Kent" <ajk@mds.rmit.edu.au>, "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCAEKIDKAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 7:38 PM
> To: Alan Kent; WebDAV
> Subject: RE: DASL - who wants to use it? (requirements spec?)
>
>
> Not sure if anybody ever answered your basic question about whether DASL
> addresses content querying.  It does.
>
> Here is the query fragment that would search the body of a document:
> <D:where>
>   <D:contains>Peter Forsberg</D:contains>
> </D:where>
>
> This is similar to the property queries, but it does not name a property,
> therefore it's the content that must be searched for the string.
>
> Note that it's possible to do exact string matching ("Peter Forsberg") and
> string-by-string matching ("Peter" and "Forsberg", not necessarily
> together).  Section 5.13.1 of DASL shows both examples.
>
> Lisa

Lisa,

which version are you referring to? According to [1],

- "contains" is an optional operator (so cou can't rely on it being
supported)
- the method of matching is only loosely defined; in particular you can't
rely on it doing "exact" matching.


[1] <http://www.webdav.org/dasl/protocol/draft-dasl-protocol-00.html>
Received on Monday, 17 December 2001 14:22:05 GMT

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