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RE: Call for Participation: new internet draft for WebDAV SEARCH method

From: Wallmer, Martin <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:23:49 +0100
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E62106011AC9E1@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Hi Julian,

we are about to implement DASL in our webDAV server, in an early state. I'm
happy that DASL comes in motion again.

Q1: I think that QSD makes sense. If for example a server allows to make
fast xquery based content searches, there might be clients that are aware of
this fact. However, they need to know if the server they are actually
talking to allows this feature. Same thing with optional operators as

Q2: I do not see, how a REPORT within DAV would decrease the complexity of
the REPORT / SEARCH stuff. So I think, that SEARCH makes sense.


Martin Wallmer
Research & Development
Software AG 			++49 6151 92 1831
Uhlandstr. 12
D 64297 Darmstadt

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
Sent: Freitag, 25. Januar 2002 18:53
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Subject: Call for Participation: new internet draft for WebDAV SEARCH


The original WebDAV DASL working group doesn't exist anymore, and the last
DASL working draft has expired. After collecting (and partly) resolving
issues for some time, I have been advised by Jim Whitehead (chair of the
WebDAV WG) to change my current version of the draft into an individual
submission and to "re-open" the discussion over here. To avoid confusion,
this draft is simply called "WebDAV SEARCH" (rather than "DASL").

The current (unfinished and unsubmitted) version can be found at:


The top priorities right now seem to be:

- get together people who have implemented or are planning to implement the
WebDAV SEARCH method in clients and servers
- identify currently open issues and resolve them

In particular I'd like to see discussion around the following topics:

Q1) Should the draft attempt to define Query Schema Discovery for
DAV:basicsearch? Has anybody actually *implemented* QSD?

Q2) Is there any real interest of defining a generic SEARCH framework that
can exist independantly of WebDAV? If not, it could make sense just to
define a REPORT based on property searching, and the complexity of the draft
could be greatly reduced.


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