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RE: DASL draft issue: identification of query grammars

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:58:16 +0100
To: "Jim Davis" <jrd3@alum.mit.edu>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCOEJDDKAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
> From: www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Davis
> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 9:28 PM
> To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: DASL draft issue: identification of query grammars
> ...
> The only operation on the query grammar is to compare it, as a unique
> token.  To obtain the URI, you just concatentate the ns and the element
> name.  (We did not specify this in the draft, but we should have).  So
> <basicsearch xmlns="DAV:" /> is the same URI as  <search
> xmlns="DAV:basic" />
> Whether this is wise, or even legal, I can not say.  but that is what the
> authors intended.

See, and this exactly is the problem.

You CAN'T append the element name to the namespace URI reference to create a
new URI -- at least not in the general case.

Thus my proposal to

- clarify the section (and the examples)
- add something better for the case where the server supports PROPFIND
anyway (a la deltaV).

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