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RE: DAV-Enabled field (was RE: A case for GETSRC)

From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 23:59:16 -0500
To: "Eric Sedlar" <Eric.Sedlar@oracle.com>
Cc: "CJ Holmes" <cholmes@4d.com>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF434BF1CF.B537A080-ON85256B72.007D2071@pok.ibm.com>

Eric,
  Nice post.

> It's not clear to me that the generated output from GET on executables
> actually is a different resource.  First of all, it doesn't make sense to
> think of it as having properties separate from that of the script.  I
doubt
> if anyone actually doing the URL space mapping proposed would keep around
a
> set of dead properties for the generated output, but the case becomes
> clearer when looking at the live properties.


I think you're right that a lot of those properties have limited value for
a dynamic resource.  Sometimes they are hard to implement efficiently.
Sometimes the correct value for the server to return for a property might
be ambiguous.
   OTOH... for the underlying source resource, these properties are
probably useful, very clearly defined and easy for the server to return.
That seems to be a good reason to keep the source resource seperate from
the complexity and ambiguity of the dynamic resource.

This is just a response to the first part of your note.   It doesn't
respond to the second part of your note about MOVE which requires more
thought.

Again... thanks for your thoughtful note.

J.

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