RE: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
> From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@r...] > Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 5:52 PM > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft > > > On Wednesday 19 December 2001 05:06 am, Julian Reschke wrote: > > > that want to display anyway--or are the control character performing > > > some kind of formatting? > > > > How could I know? A property in WebDAV can be *anything*. > > This is a problem with the WebDAV spec, not XML. > > I have never seen a reasonable way in WebDAV to even specify the > legal values > for properties (schemas) so extended properties are suspect at best. Well, that's missing. Correct. Has it stopped WebDAV's acceptance as an authoring protocol? No. > A lot of the issues here are abuse of the existing infrastructure. A good > analogy is in the good old days of "finger". A lot of people, > self included, > abused finger so that we could transfer data through firewalls > (and create > awesome animated ASCII movies). We had to work within the bound of the > system, and yes, it was inefficient, and kludgy. > > Don't blame the system for your abuses is my recommendation.... > and if you > really can't stomach it, *do something else*. I don't agree that WebDAV is abusing port 80 -- it's the IETF approved way to extend HTTP 1.1 with authoring/locking/discovery.
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