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RE: Scope of DASL Charter

From: Saveen Reddy (Exchange) <saveenr@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 01:13:22 -0800
Message-ID: <2FBF98FC7852CF11912A00000000000107E78357@DINO>
To: "'Rick Henderson'" <rickh@netscape.com>, "'www-webdav-dasl@w3.org'" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Rick,

	Let me make sure I understand you correctly. Is your position
that DASL is orthogonal to the WEBDAV protocol -- other than picking up
the document and property model? If so, then I think I agree to some
degree (maybe a large degree). However, I'm not clear on why this
relationship unnecessarily narrows the scope. Could you elaborate on the
scenarios that you think are interesting here but that the charter might
consider out of scope? This would help clear it up for me.

Thanks,
-Saveen

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Henderson [mailto:rickh@netscape.com]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 1998 4:26 PM
To: 'www-webdav-dasl@w3.org'
Subject: Scope of DASL Charter


It seems to me we are unnecessarily narrowing our scope.  Search is
already a common thing while distributed authoring is a rarer more
fancy thing.  It seems wrong to define a search protocol that only works

on servers that have all that distributed authoring stuff.  DAV has lots

of things in it that aren't at all necessary for searching. like
PROPPATCH,
MKCOL, ADDREF, DELREF, LOCKING.  There is no need
to be able to do document management operations to do search.

As part of the protocol spec we should probably define a subset of DAV
that
is necessary for DASL.  This might be only the underlying document
model.

--Rick
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rickh@netscape.com
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Received on Wednesday, 25 February 1998 04:11:53 GMT

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