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RE: Using If and not failing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 11:59:58 +0100
To: "'Webdav WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCIEABGGAA.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, February 02, 2003 2:05 AM
> To: 'Julian Reschke'; 'Clemm, Geoff'; 'Webdav WG'
> Subject: RE: Using If and not failing
>
> ...
>
> One of your proposals:
> > 1) allow comma separated notation for tagged lists (to
> > workaround proxy
> > limitations)
>
> This completely breaks the syntax of the header for clients sending
> requests to servers that don't immediately support 2518bis.  Clients
> wouldn't actually be able to use commas for years because there is
> currently no way to see if a server supports 2518bis.  I'm pointing this
> out because if we decide to do this, we have to be clear on
> understanding it's not going to be very useful for a long time.

Yes.

I wrote:

> Note that if we left out 2), this would be no change for RFC2518 at all,
and
> all servers compliant to RFC2518 should already behave as desired.

but I *meant* to write:

Note that if we left out 1), this would be no change for RFC2518 at all, and
all servers compliant to RFC2518 should already behave as desired.


What you say is true and applies to *any* "new" feature in RFC2518bis --
therefore it makes sense to avoid them wherever possible (thus the proposal
to use the If header instead of inventing a new header).



Julian

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