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Re: SEARCH draft 06 submitted

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 19:04:38 +0100
Message-ID: <40291D36.8060300@gmx.de>
To: FengAndy@aol.com
Cc: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

FengAndy@aol.com wrote:

> There are many XPath implementation available. For simiplicity, we could 

Yes, but do they perform well on the typical layout of a CMS?

> limit to a subset of XPath grammar. By adopting XPath or its subset, it 
> should make WebDAV more easily adopted.

I tend to disagree. XPath makes the spec very simple, but an efficient 
implementation *very* complicated.

> In future, if MSFT's longhorn becomes reality, search will be key for 
> WebDAV. Have any of you looked into Longhorn schema definition?  It 
> offers many many metadata on files/documents/media, quite an opposite of 
> current Windows FS. To support such an environment, WebDAV overall may 
> need to be extended.

In which way...?

> BTW, is there anyone implementing WebDAV SEARCH?

Yes. SAP, Software AG, Xythos, the Catacomb developers...

Julian

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