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DAV:displayname vs. Microsoft webfolders

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 21:58:39 +0200
To: "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCCEAOEHAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

we just noticed the following bug in Microsoft's web folder implementation:
when displaying the contents of a collection, it will use (when present) the
DAV:displayname property as internal member name. Furthermore, the URI
displayed in the "tabular view" will use the collection's URI + the
displayname to build the member's URI.

This is obviously wrong, because there's no guarantee that the individual
DAV.displayname values in a property are distinct.

IMHO, the RFC2518 revision should say:

"User agents MUST not use the DAV:displayname to identify the individual
collection members (because the value may not be unique across the members
of a collection). However, they MAY use it to display additional information
about a collection member".
Received on Friday, 19 April 2002 15:59:11 UTC

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