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Re: AW: DAV:principal-URL

From: Wilfredo Sánchez Vega <wsanchez@wsanchez.net>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 11:18:47 -0700
Cc: "Konstantin Breu" <Konstantin.Breu@gmx.net>, acl@webdav.org, "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
Message-Id: <934598AD-E044-4FBC-9C7F-64F05D82D46F@wsanchez.net>
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
   OK, this sounds right, though it's not the answer I was hoping  
for.  :-)


On May 10, 2008, at 3:00 PM, Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:

> So here's the problem:  The primary purpose of the DAV:principal-URL  
> is to specify the "identity" of a principal (so you can use it to  
> check for equality).  But you might not have an HTTP URI that can be  
> used as the "identity" (you might need to use some URN URI, for  
> example).  So you might be forced to use a non-HTTP URL in the  
> DAV:principal-URL property.
> So the spec says that there must be an HTTP URL for a principal, but  
> it does not require that the HTTP URL be the one that appears in the  
> DAV:principal-URL property.
> At least that's how I remember it ... I could of course be wrong  
> (it's been a while :-).
> Cheers,
> Geoff

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