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RE: RFC2518 ambiguity on creationdate/lastmodifieddate

From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 12:01:50 -0500
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA8ED5BC6.AE1C5FFA-ON85256B59.005D1036@pok.ibm.com>

Hey everyone...

The following posting about four months ago was not answered.   Do we have
an answer?   Is this a general problem for properties?  Let's hear what you

BTW... I'd like to mention, but not necessarily recommend an option.  See
(d) below.

> Hi,
> if for some reason a server doesn't have one of these timestamps for a
> resource, what should it report on PROPFIND for these properties?
> a) Property not found (HTTP 404),
> b) Empty property (this seem to be backed by the wording in section 7.4
> [1],
> but is reported as error by Adobe GoLive,
> c) Property silently suppressed (not reported at all) -- this
> seems to work
> with GoLive.

 d) Return a fixed but not correctly supported value.  For example, always
    respond with 1/1/1990.

> In addition, how should the server behaviour upon a PROPFIND/propname on
> this resource?
> Julian

Phone: 914-784-7569,   ccjason@us.ibm.com
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2002 12:13:59 UTC

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