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Some questions about search order and languages

From: Horst Liermann <horst.liermann@ixos.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:22:27 +0200
Message-ID: <077097E85A6BD3119E910800062786A905121CF3@muc-mail5.ixos.de>
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

Some Questions/Hints about DASL SEARCH

1. Wildcard operator
	In section 5.15.1 the wildcard for a single char is "_", in the same
section line 150 it is "?". Probably a mistake, which one is correct ?
2. Datatypes 
      	Datatypes can help speedup search and are more userfriendly. 
            But what happens if there are resources A and B, both have the
same property http://mycompany.com/ns:Myproperty, 
	but is of datatype "string" "100", the other of datatype "number"
"100" ? 
	Is this possible ? 
	What happens if there is a query using operator "less" "20" ? Will
"20" be interpreted as a string or as a number ? (Note: String comparison
differs with number comparison ) 
	What happens when using "orderby" is this case ? 
	Is it possible to switch the datatype of a property on a given
resource, using PROPPATCH ? 

3. What happens if there are a lot of  resources, all with a property ABC
with attribute xml:lang=de. 
	I make a query for property ABC with "orderby". Normaly I expect
ordering in german. 
	What is the "right" behavior, regarding SEARCH. What happens if a
resource has a different language setting like greek ?

Greetings
   Horst Liermann  
        

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