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RE: Requirements not addressed in Prelim DAV

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 14:30:05 -0500
Message-Id: <ae9ffe2902021004c5fc@[]>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Thank you, Judy, for evaluating the specification against the requirements.

I agree that some extra text emphasizing what the source attribute is
useful for would be helpful.

The idea of the source attribute is that if a GET is performed on a
resource's source attribute, it lets the server know that it shouldn't
perform any processing on the resource before transmission.  It was
initially conceived as a read-only attribute.

I'm unsure whether this should only be a read-only attribute, though.
There might be some value to having a place to write where the client would
be guaranteed the server would not perform any processing on the resource
which was just PUT.

- Jim

>The source attribute points to the URI of the resource which is the
>source of the document. Also, HTTP 1.1 supports partial writes.
>If my laptop doesn't die on me I should have a pre-edited copy of the
>spec out tomorrow night with the versioning section. I would very much
>like to hear how it stacks up.
>                        Yaron
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From:  Judith Slein [SMTP:slein@wrc.xerox.com]
>>Sent:  Thursday, October 31, 1996 3:39 PM
>>To:    w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>>Subject:       Requirements not addressed in Prelim DAV
>>I was just checking through the requirements papers to see what has been
>>covered so far, and what is missing.  It looks pretty good.
>>Aside from Relationships and versioning, which are known gaps, the following
>>requirements are not addressed:
>>Source retrieval -- Addressed briefly in 2.2 Standard Attributes, but this
>>would be easy to miss.  Although this strategy would work, it doesn't seem
>>very intuitive to treat source as an attribute.  The source is the resource.
>>Partial Write
>>Name:          Judith A. Slein
>>E-Mail:                slein@wrc.xerox.com
>>Phone:         8*222-5169
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