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Re: bind draft issues

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 09:52:44 +0100
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>
Message-Id: <298A62F4-507A-11D7-B755-00039384827E@greenbytes.de>


Am Freitag, 07.03.03, um 00:50 Uhr (Europe/Berlin) schrieb Clemm, Geoff:
> How about the following statement about PROPFIND:
>
> "If two URLs are mapped to the same resource, the property
>  values returned by PROPFIND on those two URLs MUST be
>  identical."

Hmm, I think I know what you mean, however there are cases
where you might want this to break:

1) variants. /news/english/ and /news/german/ might be the same
   resource with different content based on the "access" URL. All
   get* properties will probably vary. (They can already vary on
   a resource with a single binding)
2) live props with URI References can report different relative uri
   references. They are semantically equivalent, but the string value
   of such a property will differ.

What exactly is it, you want to prevent to happen?

//Stefan

> Cheers,
> Geoff
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Korver [mailto:briank@xythos.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 6:21 PM
> To: WebDAV
> Subject: Re: bind draft issues
>
>
>
> Geoff and I had a short out-of-band conversation to discuss
> the issue I raised when I mentioned "URL properties".
> Geoff pointed out that there had been text in the binding
> spec that explained the behavior of properties in the
> face of different operation, and that it might be good
> to revisit the issue and include such explanatory material
> in draft.
>
> Would someone like to volunteer to draft that text?
> Since I'm not familiar with the previous text and the
> discussion that ensued, perhaps Geoff could explain
> what the text should include?
>
> -brian
> briank@xythos.com
>
Received on Friday, 7 March 2003 03:53:46 GMT

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