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Re: getting WebDAV SEARCH ready for the IESG

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:39:29 +0200
Message-ID: <48973ED1.5050300@gmx.de>
To: John Barone <jbarone@xythos.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org

John Barone wrote:
> The Xythos server currently doesn't implement the limit feature.  The
> server does truncate results based on a server setting.  Making sure the
> truncated results are globally ordered is difficult, for the reasons you
> outlined and particularly when the search spans multiple data stores.

...another good point I forgot.

> Implementing the limit feature would pose the same ordering challenges.
> I think making 5.17.1 a MUST places a heavy burden on the server
> implementation.

One alternative would be "SHOULD", another one would be just stating 
that DAV:limit is optional, and servers that can't do the MUST level 
requirement should reject the query.

Any preference?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 August 2008 17:40:15 GMT

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