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Is KEEPALIVE worth keeping?

From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 15:32:37 -0500
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF65C7562A.C24C3A2E-ON85256B56.007093CB@pok.ibm.com>

As per the note below.... again... if anyone has an interest in keeping
KEEPALIVE alive, please speak up.   I'll mark it for deletion next weekend
if noone speaks up.

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Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com



                                                                                                                      
                      "Lisa Dusseault"                                                                                
                      <lisa@xythos.com>        To:       "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, Jason       
                                                Crawford/Watson/IBM@IBMUS, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>   
                      01/31/2002 01:05         cc:       <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>                                       
                      PM                       Subject:  RE: Issue: IS_HREF_A_CHILD_OF_KEEPALIVE                      
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      



There is a much deeper issue with keepalive, and that is that no client at
the interop claimed to use the  feature.  Therefore interoperability has
not
been, and cannot easily be, demonstrated.

Are there now clients out there that can demonstrate that keepalive works?
Or is it one of those ideas that just isn't useful enough to clients for
them to implement?

If its not useful enough for clients to implement, then it should be
removed
from WebDAV so the protocol can go to the next phase of standardization.

Lisa

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Stefan Eissing
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 7:50 AM
> To: Jason Crawford; Julian Reschke
> Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Issue: IS_HREF_A_CHILD_OF_KEEPALIVE
>
>
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jason Crawford
> > [...]
> > Julian alluded to the possibility of keepalive going away.    FWIW... I
> > don't see anything like that listed on the issues list.
>
> The issue is not explicitly on the list, however it is related
> to COPY_LIVE_PROPS.
> The issues I have with keepAlive are
> a) how does the client know which property is live in the first place?
> b) deltaV copy semantics forbid using keepAlive on version properties
> c) If the destination is on another server, WebDAV has no means to
>    fulfill keepAlive. It is not possible to know if the remote server
>    knows the requested live props.
> d) Is there any server/client using it? (I have not seen any)
>
> I would propose to
> 1) remove keepalive, maybe allow omit
> 2) change default copy behaviour to _not_ copy live properties
>
> //Stefan
>
> > J.
> >
> > ------------------------------ Julian wrote... --------------------
> > Hi.
> >
> > Currently, RFC2518 says in 12.12.1 [1]:
> >
> >    <!ELEMENT keepalive (#PCDATA | href+) >
> >
> > So individual properties are identified by "href" (which doesn't
> > make sense
> > in the general case).
> >
> > So (assuming that propertybehaviour/keepalive isn't dropped
> anyway), this
> > will need to be changed to:
> >
> >    <!ELEMENT keepalive (#PCDATA | prop+) >
> >
> > where DAV:prop contains property elements.
> >
> > Julian
> >
> >
> > [1]
<http://www.greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2518.html#ELEMENT_keepalive>
>
>
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> Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
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>
>
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Received on Monday, 4 February 2002 15:51:56 GMT

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