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RE: Protocol Action: 'WebDAV Ordered Collections Protocol' to Proposed Standard

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:17:55 -0700
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Cc: <JSlein@crt.xerox.com>

Yeah! Congratulations to Julian Reschke for his diligent work bringing this
document to completion. Big thanks as well to Judy Slein, who initiated this
protocol and performed a sigificant amount of design work.

At this point the protocol goes to the RFC Editor, and will be issued as an
Proposed Standard RFC sometime in the next few months. This is the first
rung on the IETF's standards track.

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of The IESG
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:38 PM
> To: IETF-Announce:
> Cc: Internet Architecture Board; RFC Editor; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: Protocol Action: 'WebDAV Ordered Collections Protocol' to
> Proposed Standard
> The IESG has approved following document:
> - 'WebDAV Ordered Collections Protocol '
>    <draft-ietf-webdav-ordering-protocol-10.txt> as a Proposed Standard
> This document is the product of the WWW Distributed Authoring and
> Versioning Working Group.
> The IESG contact persons are Ted Hardie and Ned Freed.
> Technical Summary
>     The document extends the WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol
>     to support server-side ordering of collection members, for use
>     when a client's use of the search protocol's ordering option would
>     not be appropriate or sufficient. It defines protocol elements that
>     permit clients to specify the position of each member of a collection
>     in an ordering. One common use case that has been discussed is
>     maintaining markers like page numbers.
> Working Group Summary
> The working group held a four week last call on the document and
> comments received were generally positive. There was one set of
> comments received during IETF last call, and the authors revised
> the documents to handle the issues. The working group acknowledged
> that problem it faced represented choices among several sets of
> engineering trade offs, and it believes it has come to consensus on
> those trade-offs.
> Note that the document specifies methods of handling client-specified
> but server-maintained orderings. The presumption of this work is
> that a human will generally use a webdav client to create and maintain
> these orderings. The working group aims to allow further extensions
> to describe automatic, server-maintained orderings, but this document
> does not specify those mechanisms.
> Protocol Quality
> Ted Hardie reviewed this document for the IESG.
Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2003 20:18:03 UTC

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