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Re: Request for feedback: WebDAV property datatype draft

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:00:50 +0200
Message-ID: <414812D2.60609@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: Bernard Desruisseaux <bernard.desruisseaux@oracle.com>, webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> 
> Responses inline...
> 
> On Sep 14, 2004, at 2:05 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>>
>>> I have a nit on the draft: the example shows a boolean value of '1'  
>>> in  section 5.1, but the text below says this is a value of 'true'.
>>
>>
>> The *typed* value is the same. Both "1" and "true" are legal  
>> serializations of the XML Schema datatype "boolean".
> 
> 
> It seemed like a bug to me, so maybe the example needs more explanation.

It currently says:

"This example shows that the property value "true" is returned with the 
correct data type information, and that the server chose one of the two 
possible representations defined in XML Schema."

Can you suggest a change? I think it's already clear enough...

> ...

> Depending on the concept for the document, I would go so far as to  
> propose that all the built-in primitive types would be required,  

All of 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-2-20010502/#built-in-datatypes>??? 
Including things like all these specific date/duration formats?

> possibly also integer and a few of the integer-derived types.  Also the  

Integers *are* builtin types.

> server would be required to support lists of any of the supported  types.

1) I can easily imagine servers that do not support array-typed 
properties, and

2) even if they do, that would require the spec to make a normative 
statement about the format; the current format implented by us and 
described in the appendis is based on SOAP 1.1; and I'm sure many would 
prefer to avoid any SOAP dependencies.

> ...

Best regards, Julian

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