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BIND issue: 5.1_LOOP_STATUS

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 15:01:38 +0100
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCEELPGGAA.julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>

Back in October, Geoff Clemm wrote:

> If we handled it the way proposed below, the old clients will just ignore
> the new element, and the user will incorrectly conclude that the
collection
> had no child by that name.  With the original proposal, users of
> old clients will be told that there is a child, and will get the
> error message that they've already seen that child, so it is
> being left out of the report.  I think the later is preferable.

I agree that introducing a new error marshalling concept just for an edge
case here (Depth: infinity and bind loop) is unnecessary, in particular if
it may confuse old clients. Therefore the issue should be closed.

Julian

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