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RE: XML InfoSet and property value preservation

From: Lukas Mathis <lukas.mathis@numcom.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 08:48:04 +0100
Message-ID: <60897A0F7690ED43A1E0995D0534F8FB03FE4D@daddy.numcom.local>
To: "WebDav" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

>     Clients putting sub-elements into properties should 
> accept that the server will likely parse those elements, 
> potentially storing that into some normative form, then 
> re-render that into XML when asked for it later, and that 
> semantically equivalent but byte-for-byte different data may 
> come back.  I think forcing a server author to care about 
> preserving the original XML rendering at all is a bad idea.

I agree with that. It's XML, and it should be treated as such. If the client wants it be treated as text, it must but it in a CDATA section.


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