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Re: locking: serious RA interoperability problems.

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-02-14 19:36:09 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 11:51, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
>> 2. mod_dav_svn notices whether the incoming lock was created by
>> an svn client or a generic DAV client.
>
>
> I'd rather see us test whether the author field is minimal or not. If
> it looks like <D:author>blah</D:author>, it would be nice to unpackage
> it regardless of whether the client is a generic DAV client. My theory
> is that most DAV clients will send a minimal author spec, and it would
> be nice not to display their lock fields as junk to non-dav clients.
>
> On another note, if the author field is using namespace tags which were
> defined elsewhere, how can we be sure those namespace tags are defined
> the same way in the response? How does the DAV spec address this
> problem?

It doesn't.

As far as I can tell, the consensus is that *placement* of namespace
declarations should never matter as long the XML Infoset is kept intact.

Best regards, Julian

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