W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > July to September 2002

RE: Interoperability for DAV:ishidden?

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:53:30 -0400
Message-ID: <3906C56A7BD1F54593344C05BD1374B1078391FE@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

I still don't see your objection to Julian's original proposal,
i.e. if your server can (or is willing to) allow a client to operate
directly on the resource identified by the DAV:resourceid, then it
just makes the value of DAV:resourceid be in the HTTP: namespace.

There is value in a DAV:resourceid, even if it isn't something a
client can use to directly operate on the resource, so I don't believe
it is reasonable to require that the value of DAV:resourceid be in the HTTP


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Sedlar [mailto:eric.sedlar@oracle.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 2:35 PM
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject: Re: Interoperability for DAV:ishidden?

didn't think about that problem...

What I'd like to be able to do is to have a URL-based scheme for accessing
resources by resource ID, without having to run a REPORT or SEARCH method or
something to find a URL for it, especially since that will be yet another

OK, how about if we make resource IDs <href>s that are guaranteed to be
unique?  We had to do the same thing with principals in the ACL spec to
uniquely identify them.  So, rather than treating resource ID as an opaque
string, we can do something with it.  On a server storing GUIDs for each
resource, you could return:


as the string rather than just



----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
To: "Eric Sedlar" <eric.sedlar@oracle.com>; "Julian Reschke"
<julian.reschke@gmx.de>; <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 11:32 AM
Subject: RE: Interoperability for DAV:ishidden?

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Eric Sedlar
> > Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 8:12 PM
> > To: Julian Reschke; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Interoperability for DAV:ishidden?
> >
> > ..
> >
> > What is needed is an interoperable way, given a resource ID, to
> > operate on a
> > resource with that ID on the server.  If the mapping between
> > resource-ID and
> > implementation is server-defined, we can't do that.  Requiring the DAV:
> > namespace to respond to these requests is probably the easiest
> > thing to do,
> > since this will work with other methods, like LOCK and so forth.  REPORT
> > doesn't handle that case.
> Eric,
> WebDAV is an HTTP extension. There's simply no way to directly manipulate
> resource identified by a DAV: URI using HTTP/WebDAV. Is this *really* what
> you're proposing, or am I missing something?
> Julian
> --
> <green/>bytes GmbH -- http://www.greenbytes.de -- tel:+492512807760
Received on Thursday, 5 September 2002 14:56:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:01:26 UTC