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Re: Possible problem in collection definition

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 15:46:26 +0100
Message-ID: <43FB27C2.2080008@gmx.de>
To: Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@apple.com>
CC: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, Jason Crawford <nn683849@smallcue.com>, webdav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Wilfredo Sánchez Vega wrote:
> 
>   Should we recommend that a PROPFIND always return the same (canonical) 
> segment from a given list of equivalent segments?

If a server doesn't do that, UIs will behave in a *very* surprising when 
a collection view is refreshed.

Thus, I'd say, yes they SHOULD.

>   Clients may be confused if a random choice from "ab", "Ab", "aB", and 
> "AB" for a given set of sequential PROPFIND requests, such as assume 
> that things are changing when they may in fact not have changed at all.

Exactly.
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