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Re: RFC2518 ambiguity on creationdate/lastmodifieddate

From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 18:20:18 -0400
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <OFABCCCF0C.186D5030-ON85256AE6.00796333@pok.ibm.com>

> if for some reason a server doesn't have one of these timestamps for a
> resource, what should it report on PROPFIND for these properties?
> a) Property not found (HTTP 404),
> b) Empty property (this seem to be backed by the wording in section 7.4
> but is reported as error by Adobe GoLive,
> c) Property silently suppressed (not reported at all) -- this seems to
> with GoLive.
> In addition, how should the server behaviour upon a PROPFIND/propname on
> this resource?

This seems like an easy issue to resolve.  Let's address it now.

My preference is that if it's a property name that was explicitly
requested, then it should be listed as Not Found.

If the PROPFIND doesn't list it explicitly, then it should simply not be


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