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RE: collection with ordered members

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 12:43:16 -0700
Message-ID: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F48503F9F186@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Judith Slein'" <slein@wrc.xerox.com>, Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Because collections are NOT compound documents. Please refer to my
response to Jim's post for more details.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Judith Slein [SMTP:slein@wrc.xerox.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 22, 1997 11:02 AM
> To:	Jim Davis
> Cc:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: collection with ordered members 
> I'd like to weigh in with Jim and Larry in favor of adding ordering to
> collections.  This would be a significant gain in ability to support
> compound documents for very little pain.  Since Jim has volunteered to
> write it up, why not put it in the core spec?
> At 08:57 PM 10/20/97 PDT, Jim Davis wrote:
> >For certain applications, it is important to be able to specify the
> order
> >of members of a collection.  For example,  a compound document made
> of
> >pages wants a well defined order of the pages.
> >
> >The spec says nothing whatsoever about the order of members when one
> does
> >an INDEX.  It should say something, even if what it says is "no
> promises".
> >
> >I would like to have ordered collections, but I can appreciate that
> in the
> >interests of simplicity you might not want to support this.  If there
> is
> >interest in extending the spec to support ordered collections, I
> would be
> >happy to write up some ideas about how to do it.  Basically, I'd
> suggest
> >adding headers to PUT and ADDREF allowing you to specify the URI of a
> >resource that the resource being added is to come either after or
> before.
> >I would not propose any method for re-ordering collections at this
> time.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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