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RE: 3xx vs RFC2518 vs redirect-ref spec

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:53:30 +0200
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCGEOFIMAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> OK,
>
> so we probably should put it onto the issues list (so that it doesn't get
lost).

Here's a proposal for the issues list:


Issue DAV_REQUEST_HEADER

RFC 2518 provides a mechanism (the "DAV" response header) for a server to
indicate to a client that it supports a specific WebDAV option (e.g. "1",
"2", "version-control", etc.), but there is no complementary mechanism for a
client to indicate to a server that it understands a specific WebDAV option.
This becomes an issue when a WebDAV extension (or revision) needs to change
response formats in a way that possibly break existing clients. Detecting
client features based on a single, well-defined request header will work
better than (for instance) relying on custom headers (specified by each
extension) or "User-Agent".

Suggested resolution: allow the use of the "DAV" header as a request header,
with the same set of values that are defined for the "DAV"
response header.


Regards, Julian

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