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RE: bind draft issues

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 22:17:18 +0100
To: "Brian Korver" <briank@xythos.com>, "Jason Crawford" <nn683849@smallcue.com>
Cc: "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCIEGHGKAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Brian Korver
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 9:29 PM
> To: Jason Crawford
> Cc: WebDAV
> Subject: Re: bind draft issues
>
> ...
> It is my understanding that there are implementations that
> permit (or even mandate) that the DAV:displayname property
> vary depending on URL.  For instance, imagine if you have two
> different bindings to the same resource, say
>
>     http://example.com/foo.html
>     http://example.com/bar.html
>
> and display names which are the respective names of the resource,
> "foo.html" and "bar.html".  Are you saying that such implementations
> would not be compliant with respect to 2518?

Yes. Clearly they aren't. RFC2518 never talked about "URL properties".
DAV:displayname is a property of the resource, and therefore it must be
independant of the URL through which the property is accessed.

BTW: I'm not aware of implementations that actually support multiple
bindings and show this behaviour.

> >> Regarding this issue, I was not suggesting that the problem
> >> is that the binding protocol changed the behavior of properties,
> >> just that the behavior needs to be fully specified.  Do
> >> you feel that 2518 does fully specify the behavior of
> >> URL properties?
> >
> > Hold that thought until we resolve what it is you mean by
> > URL properties...
>
> Perhaps "URL properties" isn't the right term, but what is?
> In the face of bindings, "URL properties" are those properties
> which are (potentially) effected by operations on bindings, where
> "resource properties" are not effected by such operations.

My understanding is that "URL properties" simply do not exist.

Julian

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