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RE: displayname vs. Microsoft webfolders

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 12:22:10 -0400
Message-ID: <3906C56A7BD1F54593344C05BD1374B10697957E@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I agree.

Cheers,
Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]

we just noticed the following bug in Microsoft's web folder implementation:
when displaying the contents of a collection, it will use (when present) the
DAV:displayname property as internal member name. Furthermore, the URI
displayed in the "tabular view" will use the collection's URI + the
displayname to build the member's URI.

This is obviously wrong, because there's no guarantee that the individual
DAV.displayname values in a property are distinct.

IMHO, the RFC2518 revision should say:

"User agents MUST not use the DAV:displayname to identify the individual
collection members (because the value may not be unique across the members
of a collection). However, they MAY use it to display additional information
about a collection member".
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