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Issue: JW7 (redirects)

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@coursenet.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 15:18:40 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990607151052.00a24c40@>
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
See http://www.webdav.org/dasl/protocol/issues.html

Jim Whitehead asks whether a SEARCH can return a Redirect reply, and if so,
why then we need to support search arbiter redirection?

I propose:

1. Yes, SEARCH can return a Redirect reply
2. Get rid of search arbiter redirection

It makes sense to support Redirect in any case.  (Most WebDAV methods work
with redirect, so why not SEARCH?)

Once you have Redirect, the only thing that search arbiter redirection
gives you is the ability to return more than one alternative.  This is not
worth the additional effort and complexity.  We should strive to make DASL
as small as possible.  In particular, note that it's no use to specify a
feature unless there will likely be at least two interoperating
implementations that use it.  I don't think this feature is worthy of the
spec.  The less we put in the spec, the quicker the review process will be.

Therefore lets remove search redirection
Received on Monday, 7 June 1999 18:19:26 UTC

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