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RE: WEBDAV Security

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:24:18 -0700
Message-ID: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F4850299D9E5@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Larry Masinter'" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: "'Steve Carter'" <SRCarter@novell.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, slein@wrc.xerox.com
So why not form an ACL working group and have part of its charter be
"Make sure we satisfy DAV needs"?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Larry Masinter [SMTP:masinter@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 16, 1997 1:30 PM
> To:	Yaron Goland
> Cc:	'Steve Carter'; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; slein@wrc.xerox.com
> Subject:	Re: WEBDAV Security
> Yaron,
> In my experience, most document management and version management
> systems provide their own access control list mechanisms, because
> those that are available in the rest of the underlying infrastructure
> are inadequate for the purpose of distributed authoring and
> versioning. They may rely on the underlying host mechanisms
> for authentication (although frequently not, e.g., database systems
> often have their own authentication mechanisms.)
> I don't think we're too far into disagreement, I just think
> that we won't be done until we are able to make the appropriate
> link between DAV and the ACL mechanism(s) that DAV supports.
> Larry
> --
> http://www.parc.xerox.com/masinter
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 1997 22:25:39 UTC

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