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broaden 'scope' to be any kind of resource, not just collection resource.

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 14:56:38 PDT
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19980707145638.007fbca0@mailback.parc.xerox.com>
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
In earlier email, I proposed that scope should be broadened to be any kind
of URI, not just URLs of WebDAV collections.  If we can't do that, can I
suggest that we at least broaden the definition of scope to be any kind of
resource, not just collection resources?

1) It's meaningful.  When a scope is a non-collection, the scope is just
that one resource.

2) It's useful.  Client might want to test whether a (non-collection)
resource satisfied a complex predicate expressed as a DASL query without
having to do the PROPFIND and GET.

3) It's cheap to implement and describe.  Maybe even cheaper than the
current one, since it's one less restriction.  "a scope is a Web resource".
 Period.
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