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RE: [Bug 3] Bindings draft should specify if all properties MUST have same value on all bindings

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@cs.ucsc.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 12:43:03 -0800
Message-Id: <200412132043.iBDKhCY4012359@cats-mx3.ucsc.edu>
To: "'webdav'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Let me suggest the following language. I think we all agree this is a
minimum level statement on the issue -- where we differ is in how to go
beyond this level (Julian wants to change the SHOULD to a MUST , while I'd
like to add an additional MAY).

Proposed language:

Note that, consistent with [RFC2518], the value of a dead property is 
independent of the number of bindings to its host resource or of the 
path submitted to PROPFIND. Similarly consistent with [RFC2518], the
value of a live property SHOULD be independent of the number of
bindings to its host resource, and of the path submitted to PROPFIND.

The reason for the two almost-identical sentences is to address Julian's
desire to not include spec. language that's obvious from a careful reading
of 2518. I personally prefer the following, more compact construction:

Consistent with [RFC2518] the value of a dead property MUST be, and the
value of a live property SHOULD be, independent of the number of bindings to
its host resource or of the path submitted to PROPFIND.

- Jim
Received on Monday, 13 December 2004 20:44:10 UTC

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