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Re: Status of Bugzilla Bug 10, Round-tripping various information in properties

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 18:08:04 +0100
Message-ID: <43AD8074.40507@gmx.de>
To: Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@wsanchez.net>
CC: webdav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Wilfredo Sánchez Vega wrote:
> ---
>> In general, I'd expect them to only display the text content.
>   The XML, you mean?  If not, what's the text content of 
> "<foo><bar/></foo>"?

The empty string.

>   Only an engineer would think that a generic client is an acceptable UI 
> for browsing structured data, even if it is XML "text".
>   Lisa and some others in CalDAV think it's useful to have meaningful 
> resource names in CalDAV because then you can browse it with Firefox or 
> mount it in Finder, as if my Mom wants to crack open an iCalendar 
> resource and read it for fun.  That's OK for developers, but it's 
> _really_ bad UI.  Never mind localization issues and the like.

It may be bad UI, but that doesn't change the fact that meaningful 
(stable) URLs are a good thing...

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 24 December 2005 17:10:08 UTC

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