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Re: Litmus test questions

From: Evert | Rooftop <evert@rooftopsolutions.nl>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:03:17 -0400
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-Id: <4F934F01-CB25-446E-B92E-53292B0FD56F@rooftopsolutions.nl>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>


On 28-Aug-08, at 3:52 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>
> Evert | Rooftop wrote:
>> ...
>> This was the first oddnesss, since it actually requests to delete  
>> the already deleted properties at first. According to spec.. I  
>> return the appropriate 404's and 200's:
>> ...
>
> "Specifying the removal of a property that does not exist is not an  
> error." -- <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc4918.html#rfc.section.14.23 
> >

Thanks for this ..

>
>
>> ...
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?><propertyupdate  
>> xmlns='DAV:'><set><prop><t:valnspace xmlns:t='http://webdav.org/neon/litmus/' 
>> ><foo xmlns='bar'/></t:valnspace></prop></set></propertyupdate>
>> The 'bar' namespace is an invalid one, and expat is quickly to  
>> respond with: xmlns: URI bar is not absolute, so I respond with a  
>> 400 Bad Request..
>> This is also a FAIL for litmus, so I'm curious to what _should_ be  
>> returned in this situation..
> > ...
>
> Wow, that's the first time I hear that an XML parser is choking on a  
> namespace name.
>
> Whether or not "bar" is a legal namespace name may be controversial;  
> my recollection is that the W3C, after lots and lots of messages  
> exchanged about that topic, basically deprecated them.
>
> Potentially there's a config switch in expat where you can switch  
> off the checking. It's well intended, but I wouldn't me surprised  
> that insisting on it may break existing WebDAV clients.
>
> BR, Julian
>

I'm going to try to figure out a way around these warnings.. I  
actually also replace 'DAV:' with urn:DAV before parsing, for the same  
reasons..

Thanks a lot, this is really helpful..

Evert
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 15:04:05 GMT

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