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Re: [Issue 1807] ra_dav doesn't permit properties to have colons in their names.

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-04-13 18:02:56 CEST

Ben Reser wrote:

>On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 10:09:51PM -0500, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>>Well, if we're doing hacks, can we simply differentiate between ":"
>>and the numeric character entity for a colon (what, "&x003a;" or
>>something) ?
>We can't just use entities because & and ; aren't valid chars in element
>names. We'd end up making up our own escaping sequence. While the
>namespace seems hackish, we can let the XML parser do most of the work
>for us so it might end up being easier.
>I suppose we could do something like:
>.x003a. and use an escape code for a literal period of .x002e.
>That would probably be pretty easy too. But pretty specific to us.
Escaping is fine and would work, but the namespace idea seems cleaner to
me and would be understood by other DAV clients. It would also allow us
to define a hierarchy of property namespaces; for example, "a:b:name"
could be defined as "name" in namespace


instead of


-- Brane
Received on Tue Apr 13 18:03:09 2004

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