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RE: DAV Schema Assessment (was Re: rfc2518bis DAV DTD ...)

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 17:38:47 -0400
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
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Julian wrote on 10/16/2003 04:18:52 PM:

> > If you're telling me that anyone can invent an element and
> > DAV-validly introduce it as if under the DAV namespace, 
> 
> The WG says it's not allowed, but many companies do it. That's a fact we
> can't change in practice.
> 
> > I will quietly pick up my marbles and go figure out how to use SOAP
> > (with attachments) and the Web Services stack on HTTP to do
> > Document Authoring and Versioning on the web. (Such an expression
> > of some level of DAV functionality is probably valuable anyway.)
> 
> I'm not sure I follow. The way WebDAV is extensible IMHO doesn't cause 
any
> actual problems. Please be more specific. And before promoting SOAP in a
> HTTP-based WG, please make sure that you've read all related
> HTTP-with-extensions-vs-SOAP propaganda :-)

In particular, SOAP is like XML ... it's easy to marshall things with it 
because
it places no semantic constraints on what you marshall ... but the result
of no semantic constraints is no semantic interoperability.

Cheers,
Geoff
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2003 17:41:24 GMT

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