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Re: Bugzilla issue 10, was: Plan to resolve issues in 2518bis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:36:02 +0200
Message-ID: <434EB722.10609@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>, Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> 
> 
> On Oct 13, 2005, at 12:07 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Actually what I'm asking for is that we don't change the text unless 
>> there clearly is a consensus to do so. The current spec says 
>> whitespace is significant, and as far as I can tell, nobody has asked 
>> for a change of that.
>>
> 
> Fair enough, although now I'm thinking we should be specific about XML 
> values, and about the beginning/end of the value as well as the middle. 
>  I was thinking that the existing text in 2518 applied only to text 
> property values.

 From <http://www.webdav.org/wg/rfcdev/issues.htm>:

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107
	
IS_XMLSPACE_SIGNIFICANT
	
Edit
	
InBis
	
Should the xml:space attribute be respected.� 2518bis on 6/1/02 says it 
should not. There is some debate on this.
	
Re-raised: 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2002AprJun/0137.html
	
The conclusion of the May/June 2002 discussion was that white space is 
significant: 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2002AprJun/0152.html
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So the old issues list says this was discussed, that there was 
consensus, and that rfc2518bis has been changed accordingly.

If you want to re-open the issue, please do so (but in a different 
thread). If you do, please make sure to clarify what was wrong the 
resolution we reached back then.

> I'm still very curious to hear what implementations do/assume; that's 
> good input to see if the consensus is consistent with the spec.

Do you have any data about servers that get that wrong? That would be 
interesting indeed.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 13 October 2005 19:36:28 GMT

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