RE: WebDAV (was Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft)
> From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@r...] > Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 8:05 PM > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: WebDAV (was Re: Some comments on the > 1.1 draft) > > > On Thursday 20 December 2001 02:05 pm, Julian Reschke wrote: > > We are really getting off-topic here. > > We are. > > > Yes. So what's the right way to address this? (a) have interoperability > > tests, (b) document the issues, (c) work on the resolution. > That's what the > > Working Group does. > > I agree. > > There are two things on this thread I wanted to say: > > 1) That the WebDAV use of XML is ill-specified and opportunistic. I'd say under-specified. > 2) Clarity of specification is critical for interoperability. > > Your original email regarding custom properties caused my response, > essentially saying (1). We've been debating WebDAV and (2) since then. > > I think WebDAV will get better (and I may get involved in it > again), but it > doesn't need XML to change to do so. Yes, I agree. I wasn't proposing a change for XML. What I was proposing was a shared (SOAP, WebDAV, ...) and XML 1.0 compliant way to embed control codes into text content (be it as PI or mixed element content). My point was that XML does *not* to be changed to accomplish this. Julian
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