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

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 20:50:40 -0800
To: "'Clemm, Geoff'" <gclemm@rational.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000c01c2bead$2712d340$620afea9@xythoslap>

Sorry, what's the rationale for PROPFIND not ignoring unknown XML
elements?  Does this mean anywhere in the propfind body or just in
certain places? I assume it's supposed to fail when it sees unknown
elements?

This would make some existing client/server interactions fail -- e.g.
clients that have already shipped extending the PROPFIND request in ways
that ordinary WebDAV servers ignore, but special WebDAV servers know the
extension & behave smarter.

lisa

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clemm, Geoff [mailto:gclemm@rational.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 2:50 PM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: PROPFIND returning *more* than expected, and other
questions
> 
> 
> Minimally, we should indicate that PROPFIND MUST NOT ignore
> unknown XML elements.
> 
> I personally would prefer us to state that PROPFIND SHOULD
> (or even MUST) only return requested properties, unless
> someone can come up with a compelling reason for not adding
> this constraint.
> 
> Cheers,
> Geoff
Received on Friday, 17 January 2003 23:50:48 GMT

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