Re: Attributes in Prelim DAV Spec
In message <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-44-MSG-961111190130Z-30364@INET-02-IMC.micros
oft.com>, Yaron Goland writes:
>Nothing. It's a question of aesthetics.
Using <> characters will be expensive in deployment.
If we all we get is nicer looking URLs, then I think it's
not worth it.
But I think there is somthing to it: if we adopt Charlie's
suggestion, then what about existing URLs with ; in them.
That is, suppose I've got a document I've been publishing
for years, and now I want to add attribute functionality
to my service. What's the address of the 'author' address
of the doc above? Is it:
I suppose that could work, but it make the server's job pretty hard:
the server might have to try lots of different ways of splitting the
URL between the attribute part and the base resouce part.
Worse yet: what if somebody is already using the name:
for something else? Is that a problem?
>>From: Charlie Brooks [SMTP:email@example.com]
>>Sent: Monday, November 11, 1996 9:03 AM
>>Subject: RE: Attributes in Prelim DAV Spec
>>At 08:44 AM 11/11/96 PST, Judith Slein wrote:
>>>URI = (absoluteURI | relativeURI) *("<" Attribute ">") ["#" fragment]
>>What problems would arise if we were to utilize existing URI syntax instead
>>of inventing something new? What about