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

From: CJ Holmes <cholmes@4d.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 13:44:40 -0800
Message-Id: <a05101403b8ac3cd992ee@[]>
To: DAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
>  > >Again: a DAV-client may want to do a GET on the output (for
>>  testing), while
>>  >a non-DAV client may want to see the source code. So *this* distinction
>  > >doesn't make any sense at all.
>  >
>>  There's nothing about GETSRC or Translate that would _prevent_ such a
>>  configuration.  If the administrator wants to support that, then he
>>  can configure his server accordingly.
>My remark referred to "know when a GET method originates from a DAV client",
>no to "GETSRC" or the Translate header.

I see your point.  Defining "Translate: F" would probably be better 
than just knowing if the client is DAV-enabled, since that tells you 
if the client wants the source or not.  That way you could have a 
client that could view output or source at the same URI.

Otherwise you would have to define the DAV-Enabled field to only be 
sent when a client wanted to GET the source view of a resource, which 
is a little silly.


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