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Re: Thoughts on writing standards that real clients can support

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 15:09:42 -0400
Message-ID: <37EFC0F6.82186934@ecal.com>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I agree with Yaron.  Having lots of alternatives sounds good, but so what? We
had lots of alternatives to start with.  :-) (telnet vs. FTP vs. FrontPage vs.
Netscape content management extensions...).

"Yaron Goland (Exchange)" wrote:

> O.k. fine, don't allow the UI to support cross-server moves. Um... what
> about single namespaces physically split between multiple services? You
> know, http://foo/bar/ is on one machine but http://foo/ack is on another.
> Ahh screw 'em. They have no business making namespaces like that visible to
> the user or at least they should figure out how to connect them.

For all my fellow MS-bashers out there: this sort of thought is not unique to
MS.  In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of any software company that
couldn't have produced this monologue.  :-)

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