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Re: http-urls style, trailing slash and webdav

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 21:54:21 +0100
Message-ID: <43DA887D.7020004@gmx.de>
To: Reto Bachmann-Gmür <reto@gmuer.ch>
CC: uri@w3.org

Reto Bachmann-Gmür wrote:
> Julian Reschke schrieb:
>> Reto Bachmann-Gmür wrote:
>>>> Why wouldn't you always want to point the client to the variant with 
>>>> trailing slash?
>>> According to rfc2518 only collection resources are referenced in the 
>>> containing collection with a trailing slash. I guess some webdav 
>>> clients would see only directories.
>> Yep. I was referring to collections only.
> Webdav collections necessarily do, but what's about get-dereferenceable 
> resource, which are or may become superordinate to others (such as 
> "myproject" and "documentation of myproject", or "myimage" and 
> "thumbnail of myimage". In the mail starting this thread [1] I mentioned 
> why i thought that it would be bad style to end get- dereferenceable 
> with slash (not as bad as http://ex.org/cgi-bin/foo.pl?artid=9876876 :-).

WebDAV has no problem with collections being GET-dereferencable. It also 
has no problems with a resource "a" being GET-deferencable, later being 
replaced by "a/" being both GET-deferencable and being a collection.

So I guess I still don't understand the problem.

> ...

Viele Grüße, Julian
Received on Friday, 27 January 2006 20:56:33 UTC

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