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Re: Call for Adoption: SEARCH method

From: James Fuller <jim@webcomposite.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2020 11:33:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEaz5mvdTNGtxkB26cp9NpTSr1kD5Bpb1t_LBBEX349yCqS2cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "HTTPbis WG (IETF)" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 at 10:46, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> 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).

+1 ... seems a reasonable compromise to me.

Jim
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