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Re: WGLC draft-ietf-webdav-redirectref-protocol-12

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:13:50 -0700
Message-Id: <e94ca939f2a19fb973960eee0f36de2b@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>


> It's a bit unclear to me what exactly your point is. Yes, server 
> admins can already author redirects, so there are other ways to create 
> these redirects than HTTP. The same could be said about WebDAV, so why 
> did we bother defining that?
>

Because there was a clear need for client interoperability in the 
general case of authoring Web content: several volunteer editors each 
from different possible implementors, several other participants who 
were also implementors.  It wasn't a large community of implementors 
(not compared to other WGs I've participated in, like SIP) but it was 
large enough to make the work not only clearly useful but also 
validated by more than one implementation model and by a set of use 
cases that mattered to more than one implementation.

Lisa
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2005 20:13:56 GMT

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