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WebDAV SEARCH approved as Proposed Standard, was: Protocol Action: 'Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH' to Proposed Standard

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 16:51:34 +0200
Message-ID: <48DA53F6.5020808@gmx.de>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, "'www-webdav-dasl@w3.org'" <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>

(FYI)

The IESG wrote:
> The IESG has approved the following document:
> 
> - 'Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH '
>    <draft-reschke-webdav-search-18.txt> as a Proposed Standard
> 
> This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
> IETF Working Group. 
> 
> The IESG contact person is Chris Newman.
> 
> A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-reschke-webdav-search-18.txt
> 
> Technical Summary
> 
>    This document specifies a set of methods, headers and properties
>    composing WebDAV SEARCH, an application of the HTTP/1.1 protocol
>    to efficiently search for DAV resources based upon a set of
>    client-supplied criteria.
> 
> Working Group Summary
> 
>    This was the product of an individual submittor.  However, it is
>    based on a draft developed by the concluded DASL WG and technical
>    discussions have occured on the DASL mailing list.  Some issues that
>    were discussed as candidates for the base specification are covered
>    in Appendix B and are believed suitable for future protocol
>    extensions.  There was some discussion of whether query schema
>    discovery should be mandatory or optional, there is believed to be
>    community rough consensus to keep it an optional feature.
> 
> Document Quality
> 
>    The framework defined in SEARCH (method, grammar discover via
>    OPTIONS, response format) is supported at least in six
>    implementations of which four support the DAV:basicsearch grammar and
>    the other two expose only custom grammars.  There has been at least
>    one proposal for an additional documented query language
>    (draft-godoy-webdav-xmlsearch).
> 
> Personnel
> 
>    The responsible area director is Chris Newman who reviewed this
>    specification in detail.  The specification was also reviewed by
>    multiple participants of the www-webdav-dasl@w3.org mailing list
>    (formerly used by the DASL WG) as well as the w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>    (formerly WebDAV WG).  During IETF last call, support was
>    expressed by Tobias Schlauch and Javier Godoy on the IETF list.
>    Additional review comments were provided by John Barone and Cyrus
>    Daboo on the webdav lists during last call.  Gonzalo Camarillo 
>    was the GEN-ART reviewer, Radia Perlman was the sec-dir reviewer.
> 
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