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Re: more detailed version of query schema for simplesearch

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 10:27:14 -0700
Message-ID: <35991FF1.BF8D3C48@netscape.com>
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Babich, Alan wrote:

> Then there's the file system case,
> where the files can have properties. For that case, yes, it
> would be a problem to enumerate the properties.

Would it? Some properties will be provided by the filesystem, but there
won't be very many (timestamps, owner ID, size), so the server can just
hard-code the properties its OS supports.  (We can hypothesize about
filesystems that allow you to associate arbitrary properties with a file,
but the only ones I know about that do that are Mac and Amiga.  MacOS lets
you enumerate; I don't know if Amiga does, but it's slightly moot.  :-)

So, most likely, properties will be kept in a separate file/DB of some
sort, and maintained by the DAV server; so the DAV server just needs to
make sure it can enumerate the properties it maintains.

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