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Re: PROPFIND returning *more* than expected, and other questions

From: Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 08:32:19 +0000
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030117083219.GA2284@manyfish.co.uk>

On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 04:42:13PM -0800, Chris Knight wrote:
> 
> Julian Reschke wrote:
> >>behaviors for properties. Say, for example, you requested <foo:author>
> >>and the resource had <foo:author>, <foo:author_name>, and <foo:authors>
> >>the server's response would contain all of these properties.
> >
> >
> >If you do this upon PROPFIND/prop, that's illegal.
> 
> I thought this too but I didn't find anything in the RFC that would make 
> such behavior illegal. I don't think it's worthy of inclusion in the RFC 
> but a clarification of this would be worthwhile.  (Clarification being 
> must the server only respond with the values requested?)

I asked this very same question a few years ago - Yaron said it's
perfectly legal for the server to return extra properties since the
client must ignore unknown/unexpected elements.

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2000JanMar/0196.html

Regards,

joe
Received on Friday, 17 January 2003 03:28:52 GMT

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