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RE: more detailed version of query schema for simplesearch

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 07:27:08 PDT
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Message-Id: <98Jun26.072708pdt."1585114"@skaskatch.parc.xerox.com>
	From: "Babich, Alan" <ABabich@filenet.com>

	(1)... I would rather
	see a syntax where the property name is mentioned
	once, and the capabilities of the property (i.e.,
	selectable, sortable, orderable) come immediately 
	afterward. 

How would you state capabilities of "all" properties, without listing
them all?

	And it would be more amenable to
	adding capabilities to the properties in the
	future.

I don't think it's any more extensible than my approach.  Either one
adds a new section and lists properties under it, or one adds new tags
to the list of properties.  In any case extensibility isn't an issue
for simplesearch.  It's not extensible.  If you define a new
capability you'll define a new grammar.

	(2) The collection must advertise the operators that it supports
	as well as the properties. (Your current proposal is limited to
	just the properties.)

Yes I took the operator list out, on the theory that simplesearch does
not have an extensible operators, nor have we decided whether there
are any optional operators, or whether all are mandatory.  If the
list reaches consensus that these are needed, I will add it.  Until
then, I omit it.
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