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RE: DAV:from

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:50:50 -0800
To: "Jim Davis" <jrd3@alum.mit.edu>, "Bita Shadgar" <shadgar@cs.bris.ac.uk>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Bita, have you tried using PROPFIND to compare  the value of properties if
it's specific resources you're interested in?  You may have to do two
requests, of course.

Search is similar to PROPFIND in the scope of resources that it can handle
in one request.  None of the WebDAV methods take a list of resources to
apply to.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Davis
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:58 AM
> To: Bita Shadgar; www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: DAV:from
> At 04:20 PM 11/28/2001 +0000, Bita Shadgar wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >As I noticed, there is a limitation on the number of DAV:scope element
> >in the  DAV:from, and we have to have only one href in our scope. Am I
> >right?
> >If I am, Don't you think that it may be very restricted. Think about
> >when you need to compare the value of properties of two resources.
> The authors chose to limit DAV:scope to one element because when
> if a query
> can apply to more than one resource, it is possible for the two resources
> to have very different query schema.  In this case it is quite
> difficult to
> specify the semantics for the query.  Several of the authors (not
> me) had a
> lot of experience in doing this across SQL databases, and said it
> was very
> hard to define correctly.  Therefore we chose to handle only the simple
> case for now, and leave the complex part for later.
> Is this acceptable to you?
Received on Wednesday, 28 November 2001 12:53:25 UTC

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