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Re: Comments on the "new" 2518--Display Name

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 23:41:39 +0100
Message-ID: <440774A3.6020506@gmx.de>
To: Kevin Wiggen <kwiggen@xythos.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Kevin Wiggen wrote:
> Ok let me make sure I understand both Julian and Geoff correctly.
> Assume I am the architect of Microsoft Web Folders (a Webdav client).  I
> am using Webdav to represent a file system to the user and want people
> to use windows explorer like functionality to be able to
> move/copy/delete/put/rename/etc files on a web server.  
> When my client does a Propfind to the server to request information to
> show to the user, I MUST use the last segment of the URL in my display
> to show the name of the resource.  It is possible for me to show display
> name somewhere else (in a details screen or in a column next to last
> update date), but the name of the resource shown to the user should be
> from the URL.
> Thus if my client attempts to view one of Geoff's repositories where
> "those which have large flat collections, where the resources in the
> collection have obscure last segments, such as UUIDs," we will be
> showing UUID in the interface and display name somewhere else.
> I think there is confusion over what is expected and possible by file
> system like Webdav clients (which I would argue are the most used Webdav
> clients in the world as MS and Apple have them native) and some clarity
> in the spec around the use of display name would be nice.
> Kevin


I'm not sure exactly what you're asking for. DAV:displayname never had 
any guarantee to be unique within a collection, many servers are 
implemented that way, and no generic client I'm aware of gets this wrong 
(in the latest version).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 2 March 2006 22:42:41 UTC

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