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extending the DAV: HTTP header, was: Issues from Interop/Interim WG Meeting

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 10:51:04 +0200
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCOEMJFFAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 8:14 PM
> To: Webdav WG
> Subject: Issues from Interop/Interim WG Meeting
>
> ...
>
> - Add a new string in DAV: header to advertise support for RFC2518 bis
>
> - Change the DAV: header BNF to allow coded URLs syntactically.
>
> ...

Questions:

1) I thought that the goal for RFC2518bis is to clarify and to simply the
protocol, not to extend it. Why do we need a new compliance class then? And
what does it mean for an existing server? For instance, if the server only
implements the "simplified" form of LOCK-NULL resources, is it allowed to
advertise compliance class "2". IMHO, it should (otherwise interoperability
with old clients may break), so why a new class then?

2) If the spec extends how compliance classes are defined, I'd like to see a
use case first. Note that advertising support for a specific live property
IMHO is not a valid use case, so servers doing this should be fixed (there's
a better way to do it, which is adding the property to the set reported in
DAV:supported-live-property-set as defined in RFC3253).

Julian

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