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RE: is-collection - isdefined

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 18:00:43 +0100
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> [mailto:www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault (by
> way of "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>)
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> Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 18:05:57 -0500 (EST)
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> From: "Lisa Dusseault" <ldusseault@xythos.com>
> To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>,
>         "'Wallmer, Martin'" <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>,
>         <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
>
> "iscollection" may even be based on the property (not
> standardized!!) of the
> same name, used in Microsoft servers and published in an expired
> internet-draft.
>
> It may matter in some cases if compatibility is broken with prior versions
> of the draft, since we know implementations exist (e.g. Xythos WFS).

If something works differently than in the "old" DASL word, I'd prefer it to
be named differently. In the end we may well rename DAV:basicsearch as well,
right? This would allow servers to support the "legacy" grammar and to
easily detect if a query conforms to the new semantics (in case we do need
to change these).

> However:
> - it doesn't matter in this case because the server could easily accept
> both iscollection and is-collection for backward compatibility, and
> - it's just an internet-draft, so changes, particularly important
> ones, can
> be made with less worry about backward compatibility.

Good to hear.

It would be interesting to know which server implementations actually exist.
I'm aware of:

1) Microsoft IIS/Exchange/Sharepoint: do not matter as they don't have
DAV:basicsearch

2) Xythos: supports DAV:basicsearch as in the expired drafts. Plans to
support the new draft as well? (Lisa?)

3) mod_dav_dasl: supports DAV:basicsearch as in the expired drafts. Plans to
support the new draft as well? (Elias?)

4) SAP Portals CM: supports DAV:basicsearch as in the expired drafts. We'll
definitively update it once the first draft is published.

5) ?


Julian
Received on Sunday, 24 March 2002 12:00:57 GMT

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