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Re: WGLC draft-ietf-webdav-redirectref-protocol-12

From: Joe Hildebrand <joe@cursive.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:59:25 -0600
To: WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BED3A42D.1D86%joe@cursive.net>

Agree.  Plus, there does exist a way, that, while being a hack, does work,
and is interoperable:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.example.com/">

On 6/13/05 8:07 PM, "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@osafoundation.org> wrote:

> The main flaw in the REDIRECT proposal is that there is not enough in
> the way of plans to implement it.  Without a set of independent
> implementors around to review it, I fear it's too complex or has missed
> key interoperability issues.
> To be clear, I do understand that the Web needs and uses redirects, and
> I see that administrators do create them and that browsers follow
> redirect status codes.  I'm arguing that there isn't a clear need for
> interoperable authoring of redirect resources, or if there is, it's not
> met by this specification.  Implementors might tell us, for example,
> that they don't need the ability to modify a redirect (why not just
> recreate) or that they'd prefer something which could handle redirecting
> URLs via pattern matching to another set of calculated URLs.
> There seems to be one organization that implements REDIRECT authoring in
> a potentially-interoperable way -- I believe that's Julian's
> organization. I think that's great, and even better that they're
> interested in publishing the way they do it so that others can do the
> same.  I just don't believe that meets the bar for a standards-track
> RFC, because we've learned in the IETF that actual implementor review is
> very important to writing good, clear, simple standards that people need.
> OSAF-specific stuff: We do not have plans to implement redirect in Cosmo
> or Chandler (server or client), neither to create redirects, allow them
> to be created, or add logic to allow for redirects existing on other
> WebDAV servers.  We're more interested, potentially, in using bindings.
> Lisa
> Cullen Jennings wrote:
>> I would like to start working group last call
>> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-webdav-redirectref-protocol-1
>> 2.txt
>> This WGCL will end on July 4th so please have your comments emailed to this
>> list before then.
>> Thank you, Cullen

Joe Hildebrand
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