W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > October to December 1999

Re: Why are WebDAV's XML namespace rules different than the W3C's?

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 18:28:36 -0800 (PST)
To: "Yaron Goland (Exchange)" <yarong@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
cc: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9912281826100.412-100000@nebula.lyra.org>
On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Yaron Goland (Exchange) wrote:
> I was cleaning up my mail box when I found a letter I had written explaining
> the differences between the W3C's rules for handling namespaces and
> WebDAV's. In the end I believe that everyone adopted the W3C's rules but
> this does introduce a very serious interoperability issue that implementers
> need to be aware of. Anyone who actually is supporting section 23.4.2
> (which, in so far as I know, nobody does) is well advised to re-write their
> code to maintain the separation between namespace and element name.

Excellent writeup, Yaron. I'll get this added to your Book Of Why on
webdav.org :-)

FWIW, mod_dav does not obey 23.4.2 -- it treats the namespace and name as
a tuple, rather than concatenating them.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Tuesday, 28 December 1999 21:25:47 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:01:19 UTC