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Re: HTTP URI scheme

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:12:34 +0100
Message-ID: <45A75102.7020609@gmx.de>
To: Jay Daley <jay@nominet.org.uk>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Jay Daley schrieb:
> Hi
> Can anyone point me to an explanation as to why  WebDAV uses http:// as 
> the URI scheme instead of something WebDAV specific that would signal when 
> a URI is WebDAV compliant?  I've had a go at searching the lists but can't 
> find not the reasoning behind it.
> thanks in advance

Well, a WebDAV resource *is* an HTTP resource. Why would you create a 
new URI scheme? Would you also create new URI schemes for WebDAV ACL, 
WebDAV DeltaV and so on...? (*)

The capabilities of an HTTP resource can be discovered reliably at 
runtime, either by just trying (and let the server fail), or by using 
the OPTIONS method.

Best regards, Julian

(*) Yes, Apple did something similar with iTunes and iCal, but I think 
there's wide agreement that was a mistake.
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