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RE: another thought on "is element order significant" vs DTDs in WebDAV

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 09:45:28 -0700
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005101c35c3a$24b1da80$f8cb90c6@lisalap>

I agree.  I'll add a further reason, which is that it's more important for
servers, which handle 1000s of clients, to be able to stream data out in the
order most quickly obtainable, to maximize server performance.

Lisa

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Julian Reschke
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 6:04 AM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: another thought on "is element order significant" vs 
> DTDs in WebDAV
> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> here are a few reasons why I think WebDAV should say that 
> element ordering is irrelevant:
> 
> 1) There are already existing well-deployed servers (in this 
> case IIS) that get the ordering wrong (here: propstat 
> content), thus clients can't rely on ordering anyway for all 
> practical purposes,
> 
> 2) Requiring a specific ordering will make protocol 
> extensions extremely hard. For instance, take two independant 
> extensions "A" and "B" that extend RFC2518 and add new 
> elements to the same container element. If at a later point a 
> new protocol revision  tries to integrate both extensions, it 
> will be hard to come up with a simple DTD that consolidates 
> both changes.
> 
> Julian
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Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2003 12:44:48 GMT

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