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RE: more detailed version of query schema for simplesearch

From: Babich, Alan <ABabich@filenet.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 11:22:41 -0700
Message-ID: <72B1992276A9D111A20E00805FEAC96DCC4116@cm-expo1.filenet.com>
To: "'John Stracke'" <francis@netscape.com>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
OK, readers. This is the question: Shall DASL (1) require all
collections
to advertise ALL the properties they support, or (2) shall DASL allow
collections to advertise support for the minimum required property
set defined by WebDAV and indicate explicitly that their advertised list
of 
supported properties is incomplete? 

Alan Babich

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Stracke [SMTP:francis@netscape.com]
> Sent:	June 30, 1998 10:27 AM
> To:	www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: more detailed version of query schema for
> simplesearch
> 
> 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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