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

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:07:59 -0500
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Kevin Wiggen <kwiggen@xythos.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFEAF58992.3354F35A-ON85257129.004D7454-85257129.004DA0B0@us.ibm.com>
+1 from me as well.  I believe Kevin's paragraph addresses the key
confusions around DAV:displayname.

Cheers,
Geoff

Julian wrote on 03/06/2006 08:58:57 AM:
> 
> 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
> 
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