W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > July to September 2002

Re: Issue: URI_URL, proposed changes

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 11:34:17 -0700
Cc: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, "'Webdav WG \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-Id: <1EC33B09-A4B4-11D6-8895-000393753936@apache.org>

>> In order to author a resource via the DAV:dst URI,
>> minimally, you have to locate the resource (i.e. the
>
> I don't agree that it's a requirement that the resource being referred to
> must be authorable. For a server, it's almost impossible to decide which
> kinds of URIs are useful to an authoring client. So I wouldn't restrict 
> them
> at all.

Right.  It would also be useful to be able to tell the authoring
client which sources are not authorable by them, but the best we can
do is give the client a URI that they may or may not be able to author.
The primary purpose of the source link is to provide metadata about
the resource to the user of the authoring client.

Cheers,

Roy T. Fielding, Chief Scientist, Day Software
                  (roy.fielding@day.com) <http://www.day.com/>

                  Chairman, The Apache Software Foundation
                  (fielding@apache.org)  <http://www.apache.org/>
Received on Wednesday, 31 July 2002 14:34:30 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:44:01 GMT