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

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 12:45:03 +0100
Message-Id: <D09006C0-1A85-11D8-9DBD-00039384827E@greenbytes.de>
Cc: <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>, "'Kevin Wiggen'" <kwiggen@xythos.com>, "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Wallmer, Martin'" <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>


Am 18.11.2003 um 22:36 schrieb Lisa Dusseault:
>
> Julian, you keep begging the question.  You effectively argue
> that putting properties on bindings is wrong because it's wrong.
> You can't assume that something is wrong in order to argue that
> it's wrong.  I'm asking you to consider whether our specifications
> would be better or worse if it *weren't* wrong.

Other specs, like ACL, are based on the principle that properties belong
to resources. If you change fundamental assumption in 2518bis, you
risk breaking specs based on those assumptions.

If you introduce WebDAV properties on something other than a resource,
the WebDAV security model will no longer cover it.

If you vary properties by access URI, things like DeltaV might stop
working, since the state of a resource is not supposed to vary by URI.

etc,etc.

So, you need a *very* good reason to break architectural principles
and I remain so far unconvinced that properties on URIs are worth it.

//Stefan
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2003 06:47:16 GMT

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