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Re: Discovering bindings in BIND

From: Brian Korver <briank@xythos.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:12:04 -0800
Message-Id: <6329B704-6A56-11D9-A835-000A95AACED2@xythos.com>
Cc: webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Jan 19, 2005, at 9:44 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
> Joe Hildebrand wrote:
>> Assume I'm writing an authoring client, and want to show UI to the 
>> user with
>> an enumeration of all of the bindings to a particular resource.  
>> Section 2.9
>
> In general, you can't display *all* bindings to a resource. There may 
> be an infinite number (if a parent collection has a bind loop).

Don't you mean, 'in general, you can...'?  I always assumed that having 
an infinite
number of parents is the exception.


>
>> of BIND says I get the DAV:parent-set property.  However, section 3.2 
>> says
>> (and the example in 3.2.1 confirms) that not all of the binding paths 
>> can be
>> returned in that property.
>
> It returns all bindings (each with a URI to the collection it's in). 
> If you need to compute all *paths*, you'll need to redo that step 
> recursively for these collections.
>
>> Is the idea that the client would walk up the tree looking for other 
>> paths
>> to this resource?
>
> Yes, if it needs to. It just has to keep in mind that doing it without 
> special loop checks may result in an infinite loop.
>
> Best regards, Julian
>
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>
-brian
briank@xythos.com
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