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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:32:55 +0100
Message-ID: <3FC3A057.6050608@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Cc: "'Wallmer, Martin'" <Martin.Wallmer@softwareag.com>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> If we make pathsegments be unencoded, then we have another advantage
> to using that special syntax: it *can* do caseless matching. We 
> could name it "decoded-path-segment" if that would make it less
> confusing to have different encoding requirements than the URL.
> Cool!

Yes. However this will force us to formally write down *how* the 
decoding is supposed to work. In practice, I've seen interoperability 
only for those clients that use UTF-8-encoded and percent-escaped 
segments, such as MS IIS, Microsoft Webfolder client, SAP, Xythos client 
or Adobe GoLive.

If all implementers of SEARCH can live with this restriction (it will 
create a special class of URIs that do not map to a legal decoded 
segment), I'm all for it.


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