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Re: adding attributes to DAV custom reports?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-11-20 14:58:19 CET

Yeah, my recollection of all the ra_dav parsing code is that it has to
explicitly ask for attributes that it cares about. So we write the code
such that if it asks for the checksum attribute where none exists, we
just just gracefully move along.

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Try it out. I *think* that ra_dav will just be a good xml parser and
> ignore unknown attributes.
>
> On 11/19/06, David Glasser <glasser@mit.edu> wrote:
>> Are there backwards compatibility issues with adding optional
>> attributes to DAV custom reports?
>>
>> Specifically, the <S:close-file/> element in the replay report should
>> really have an optional checksum attribute. Is it OK to just add the
>> attribute (if provided to the close_file call), and not care that
>> clients before this fix might ignore it? Clients won't choke on it at
>> least, right?
>>
>> --dave
>>
>> --
>> David Glasser | glasser_at_mit.edu | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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