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Re: I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-00.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 16:40:34 +0200
Message-ID: <48EB74E2.30803@gmx.de>
To: Petr Tomasek <tomasek@etf.cuni.cz>
CC: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Petr Tomasek wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 05:42:54PM +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> FYI -- this is an early draft of what I proposed in July 
>> (<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2008JulSep/0011.html>).
>> Feedback appreciated,
>> Julian
> Hi,
> I dislike the fact, that a simple task like creating a new resource
> should constitute complicated metadata creating/parsing.
> I think a simple method (I would choose another one, not the POST
> one, but e.g. "CREATE") would be more suitable to the HTTP model.

I proposed that one ("ADDMEMBER", see 
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-reschke-http-addmember-00>) over three 
years ago, and the feedback from the HTTP community I got was: "not 
needed, just use POST").

The new proposal addresses that feedback -- it makes POST usable for 
WebDAV collections.

> Please, note, not everything on the earth "is WebDAV" and it seems
> to mee that forcing using XML everywhere, even if it is not necessary
> is simply an error (it leads to too complicated protocols and too
> much overhead for implementing them...)

This is a proposal specifically for WebDAV. Thus I think it's totally 
acceptable that the information lives in WebDAV properties.

(That being said, I strongly disagree with the assumption that using XML 
itself is a problem; see for instance AtomPub which uses exactly the 
same approach)

BR, Julian
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