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Re: Area Director feedback on draft-reschke-webdav-search-15 re supported query complexity

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:24:56 +0200
Message-ID: <486B9DC8.4080003@gmx.de>
To: Jim Davis <jrd3@alum.mit.edu>
CC: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

Jim Davis wrote:
> 
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 2) Supported query complexity
>>
>> The security considerations allow a server to reject queries due to 
>> their complexity 
>> (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-search-15.html#rfc.section.7>). 
>> Is there any kind of minimum we can require servers to support?
> In my opinion nothing is needed to address this.  For one thing, the 
> security concern, as stated, applies to all query grammars, not just 
> basic search, so if the spec addresses it, it either has to say 
> something so general as to be useless, or it can say something about 
> basic search alone.  And if we did state a minimum, would it be a SHOULD 
> or a MUST?  If a MUST, we'd have to set it fairly low, wouldn't we?

Indeed.

I do agree it would be a nice-to-have, I just don't see how to get there...

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2008 15:25:41 GMT

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