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

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:13:03 -0800
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "'Wallmer, Martin'" <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>, "'Kevin Wiggen'" <kwiggen@xythos.com>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <024501c3ae18$c11f7be0$75c990c6@lisalap>

> > So the parent collections of the two bindings would have to 
> have lists 
> > of hidden resources instead.  That's harder for clients to 
> change than 
> > a simple 'is-hidden' boolean on each binding.
> The binding *is* part of the state of the collection. Thus if 
> a binding 
> can be "hidden, this is naturally a property of the binding, and thus 
> part of the state of the collection.

You say "property of the binding" because it's natural to think
of bindings as having properties.  If that's so natural, then 
there's a strong reason to let it happen.  

If we defined a feature to hide bindings, you could set up binding 'foo' 
to resource A as hidden, whereas binding 'bar' to resource A as 
visible.  Then if you request 'ishidden' on 'foo'
the server returns 'true', and 'ishidden' on 'bar' returns false.

To do this in a more complicated manner requires justification 
which I think we're approaching in a separate mail.

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