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Re: DAV:modificationdate (was bindings-last-modified (was RE: DAV :getlastmodified of collections))

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:43:39 +0100
Message-ID: <3F9D594B.4000709@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> I've only seen a couple people express interest in this new proposed 
> property. 
> I'd like to know more to see a clear consensus:
>  - Should we add this property, yea or nay
>  - Should it be protected or writable (a writable last modified value 
> would be very useful to
> clients doing backups or migrations)
>  - Who will implement it, if it is added to 2518bis (ie within a year or 
> two of its addition)

I think it's useful to define this property, even if it's not widely 
implemented. For instance, when discussing the behaviour of 
DAV:getlastmodified (see previous mail) we'd be able to point to this 
description and say "this is what many people expect DAV:getlastmodified 
does, but it doesn't".

Regarding how to proceed: we probably would be able to implement this 
property relatively soon. It would be interesting to hear from the 
Apache/moddav people (Greg?), though...

An alternative approach would be to start a separate document that 
contains all the new things we'd like to see in WebDAV++, but currently 
don't want to put into RFC2518bis. This document could also serve as new 
home for an updated description of DAV:source, for instance.

Julian


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