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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 14:58:57 +0100
Message-ID: <440C4021.2010406@gmx.de>
To: Kevin Wiggen <kwiggen@xythos.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Kevin Wiggen wrote:
> Well I am not a spec writer nor an English major and I often say Pascal
> is my native language BUT:
> Webdav servers and clients must understand that the method for
> identifying resources is still the URL.  While generic Webdav clients
> will be able to display DAV:displayname to end users, both sides of the
> Webdav protocol must understand that if users are allowed to do things
> like rename, move, copy etc, generic clients must show the URLs to these
> end users to allow these operations.  Changes to DAV:displayname do not
> issue moves or copies to the server, but simply change a piece of
> meta-data on the individual resource.
> Language should be added to the spec that makes this clear, as we
> routinely hear from people whom have read the spec that expectations
> around displayname are not the same as what the spec designers are
> telling me on this list.

+1 on the language proposed by Kevin.

best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 6 March 2006 14:00:06 UTC

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