W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > July to September 2013

Re: Fwd: I-D Action: draft-murchison-webdav-prefer-05.txt

From: Ken Murchison <murch@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:53:35 -0400
Message-ID: <523B1DFF.3040905@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
On 09/19/2013 10:53 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2013-09-19 16:43, Ken Murchison wrote:
>> On 09/19/2013 10:38 AM, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
>>> Hi Ken,
>>> --On September 19, 2013 at 10:05:04 AM -0400 Ken Murchison
>>> <murch@andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>>>>>> If you feel that this is a show-stopper, I can certainly remove this
>>>>>> text.
>>>>> I'd get rid of it.
>>>> OK.
>>> Well I do think it is worth mentioning that the Brief header exists
>>> and this new draft is defining a standards-based alternative to that -
>>> emphasizing that servers/clients that currently support Brief can also
>>> implement Prefer without any problems. The only thing to state is that
>>> if a server receives both Brief and Prefer it should prefer Prefer!
> Prefer: prefer
> /me ducks
>> Do you have any suggested text to replace/augment what I have in
>> Appendix A?  I think Julian wants me to remove the suggestion that
>> Prefer-based implementations also implement Brief.
> Stating where it came from is good (plus having the references).
> I just wouldn't recommend to implement it; if you do so, people *will* 
> ask what the point of the new spec is.

How about something like this:

"Client and server implementations that already support the Brief field 
header should be able to add support for the return=minimal preference 
with little effort."  (I had "minimal effort" but it didn't read right)

"If a server receives both Brief and Prefer header fields in a request, 
it MUST ignore the Brief header field and only apply the Prefer header 
field preferences, if it so chooses."

Kenneth Murchison
Principal Systems Software Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University
Received on Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:54:05 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:01:39 UTC