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Re: feature negotiation?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-13 05:25:21 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> 1) The server would only use a new capability when the client advertises
> that it can accept it.
> 2) The client would attempt to use a new capability, but deal with servers
> that don't respond to that attempt.

Well, yeah, as long as there's a mechanism for "the client advertises"
and vice-versa. :-)

> > I'm not saying the answer is definitely "yes". Perhaps Apache+DAV
> > give us so much flexibility that we'll always be able to improvise a
> > case-specific negotiation for any given incompatible change.
> We'll always be fine. This isn't something to worry about it.
> >...
> > Is there an extensible DAVvy way to do this already? Would we have to
> > design our own sub-protocol?
> It varies based on the situation, but yes. And: no(*).

Great; I trust your judgement. That was my (uneducated) feeling too,
but I didn't feel I had enough grounds for it.


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