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Re: SEARCH by last path segment, Was: SEARCH for displayname

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:19:20 +0100
Message-ID: <3FBA70B8.1050201@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Cc: "'Wallmer, Martin'" <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>, 'Kevin Wiggen' <kwiggen@xythos.com>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> A new property with the value of the last path segment is useful in more 
> than just WHERE and SELECT.  It's also useful in ORDERBY and in some 
> REPORT types, and in general PROPFIND results.  If the server is capable 
> of using this information in the proposed exclude/include syntax, then 
> it should be equally capable of using the information in a property syntax.
> I've heard the argument that this isn't a "real" resource property in 
> that different URLs to the same resource have different values for this 
> property.  But it's no less feasible than other properties which the 
> server may calculate based on location/URL, possibly 
> 'supported-live-property-set' or 'supported-method-set'.  E.g. I might 
> not allow VERSION-CONTROL in some hierarchies of my server and calculate 
> whether to include it in 'supported-method-set' based on the 
> first-path-segment.

In which case I'd claim that your server is broken. It's the *resource* 
that is version controlled or not, not it's identifier. If you think I'm 
wrong, please raise this on the DeltaV mailing list.

Regards, Julian

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Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2003 14:20:07 UTC

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