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RE: bind feature in DAV header

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 12:33:22 -0500
Message-ID: <E4F2D33B98DF7E4880884B9F0E6FDEE25ED5F0@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org

I don't find this use case very compelling.  You can just 
ask for all the properties you care about, and then let 
each resource return it if it supports it.

But I don't violently object, so if the consensus is to add
"bind" feature to the DAV header, that's OK with me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Eissing [mailto:stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de]
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:11 AM
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
Subject: bind feature in DAV header

It seems to me that the BIND spec does not introduce a "bind" feature
to be reported in the DAV header of an OPTIONS response.

I think this should be added for the following reasons:

The feature list in the DAV header is useful for clients in deciding
which PROPFINDs need to be done in order to discover all that
is to know (= live properties) of a resource.

The nice thing about the DAV header is that a client can expect
this header to be rather static during the lifetime of a session.
In contrast, the supported-live-property-set can change quite
dramatically during the lifetime of a resource.

If a PROPFIND on DAV:resource-id will yield a meaningful response
cannot be deducted from the Allow header, since on non-collection
resources the BIND method will not be reported there.

Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2003 12:34:10 UTC

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