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Re: Collections and Request-URIs

From: Jim Luther <luther.j@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:45:47 -0700
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
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Thanks for the clarification, Julian.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 04:49 AM, Clemm, Geoff wrote:

> I agree with Julian (i.e. that trailing slashes are allowed by
> the syntax), but I also have argued vigorously that the RFC-2518
> "guidance" is incorrect, and the next revision of RFC-2518 should
> simply state "a URI with a trailing slash SHOULD identify the
> same resource as the URI with the trailing slash removed".
>
> Cheers,
> Geoff

I'd argue that it must state "a URI with a trailing slash MUST identify 
the same resource as the URI with the trailing slash removed". Using 
SHOULD would leave it up to the server to do whatever, and would make 
the rules for a PROFIND Request-Line different than the rules in RFC 
2616 for Request-Line. (In general, I dislike seeing SHOULD and MAY in 
specifications when the subject of particular rule isn't optional.)

- Jim
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 2002 10:45:51 GMT

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