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RE: Proposed resolution for issue "score-pseudo-property"

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 13:59:50 +0100
To: "Roger Ford" <roger.ford@oracle.com>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCEEDJFOAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Roger Ford
> Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 10:49 AM
> To: Julian Reschke; www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed resolution for issue "score-pseudo-property"
> Julian Reschke wrote:
> > Proposed resolution:
> >
> > - remove language about it being a pseudo-property (no need to
> DAV:select
> > it, do not support ordering on it)
>  >
> >
> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-search-late
> st.html#rfc.issue.score-pseudo-property>
> Losing the ability to order by score would be a major loss - why
> is this change needed?


see my previous mail to Martin. The ability to sort is not lost -- it's just
that the responsibility to actually perform the sort is moved to the client.
I don't see how a client that is smart enough to parse a WebDAV multistatus
response body would have problems sorting the top-level elements. For
instance, when displaying sort results using an XSLT-based transformation,
it can be trivially done by inserting a:

	<xsl:sort select="D:score" xmlns:D="DAV:" data-type="number" order="..." />

in the right place.

Of couse if we really really want to preserve the server-orders-by-score
feature, we can do that (we don't necessarily need the pseudo-property for


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