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Re: FW: Partial Property Data Retrieval???

From: Chris Knight <Christopher.D.Knight@nasa.gov>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 11:02:17 -0700
Message-ID: <3F58CFA9.70201@nasa.gov>
To: frank.judge@corp.palm.com
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Frank Judge wrote:

>I've read over the specifications and want to know if I'm missing
>something or if you considered a capability.  For properties in a schema
>that have large amounts of data, does WebDAV specify a means to retrieve
>only portions of that data?  For example, if you have a document object
>that has only a text property containing all the document data, you may
>only want the first 100K of a 10 megabyte document.  For email the POP
>and IMAP protocols allow subsets of the message data to be retrieved (
>POP TOP command for instance ).  Have you thought of allowing retrieval
>of only a subset of property data, and if you have could you point me to
>the reference that shows how?
>  
>

Alas, WebDAV does not allow for retrieval of part of a property. It 
would be very interesting and useful for large structured properties, as 
you've said. Probably would have to support 
XPath...http://www.w3c.org/TR/xpath
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