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Re: Call for Adoption: SEARCH method

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 10:43:23 +0100
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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Am 04.11.2020 um 21:40 schrieb Austin Wright:
> ...
> I’m very much in favor of a safe variation of POST.
> However,
>> 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  <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5323>].
> I think this is too restrictive. If it’s not possible to relax the
> RFC5323 requirements, I would favor using REPORT instead.
> ...

We can relax the requirement to apply only to */xml which has a document
element in the "DAV:" namespace (see
<https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc5323.html#rfc.section.2.2.2>, or
even restrict it to the two element names defined there).

Best regards, Julian
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