Re: New Version Notification for draft-snell-search-method-02.txt

> On Sep 3, 2020, at 1:57 AM, Roberto Polli <> wrote:
> Il giorno gio 3 set 2020 alle ore 09:11 Julian Reschke
> <> ha scritto:
>>> ... draft-snell-search-method-02.txt ..
>>> What do people think about it -- is it worthwhile? Are there any problems? Consider this a prelude to a CfA...
>> The draft currently is minimal in that it re-uses an existing method,
>> making it more generic (which seems to be good in general).
> 1- I like the general idea;
> 2- such a feature is useful;
> 3- implying that an xml payload must return a webdav response can
> limit its adoption or foster non-compliant implementation (Eg. xml
> requests returning non-webdav responses). This will happen unless  we
> revise, which is widely deployed.
> While I'm no fan of xml, this is quite a limitation.
> ```
> for backwards compatibility with existing WebDAV
>   implementations, SEARCH requests that use the text/xml or
>   application/xml content types MUST be processed per the requirements
>   established by [RFC5323].
> ```

Note that is triggered by the media types, not the data format.

I don't see that as a limitation at all. Those general types don't
say anything useful for the recipient. That's why applications of XML
are supposed to use a more specific +xml media type instead, and we
can require that of future implementations without hindering XML as
a payload.


Received on Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:04:46 UTC