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Re: Do server store arbitrary content

From: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:33:54 -0800
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BFC4B682.653F4%fluffy@cisco.com>

On 12/13/05 2:33 PM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

> Cullen Jennings wrote:
>> 
>> I have a questions for the WG. Can servers, within policy constraints, be
>> expected to store arbitrary data. What I mean be the policy constraints is
>> clearly a server might reject a request because it was too large, or it
>> decided the file had a virus and it would not store it. But in general, can
>> a client expect a WebDAV serve to be able to store say a HTML file?
> 
> In general, no it can't. There are servers that accept only particular
> types of content (such as something running on top of an XML database).
> 
> Would it be useful to allow clients to discover support for these kinds
> of things upfront? Sure, that's exactly I'd be happy to define a profile
> and give it a compliance class name for use in the DAV header (for example).
> 
> Best regards, Julian

You keep mentioning the XML database but I would have expected them to save
non XML data as more or less a BLOB. Am I missing something key here?
Received on Wednesday, 14 December 2005 01:33:52 GMT

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