[uf-rest] Roy Fielding on WebDAV and PROPs
elias at soe.ucsc.edu
Tue Apr 11 16:26:53 PDT 2006
Dan Kubb wrote:
> Dr. Prabhakar wrote:
>> The interesting question for me is what the "right" way to do
>> properties would be over HTTP. I presume it would require some sort
>> of convention for a property namespace, which implies non- opaque
>> URLs. Which in term (in order to be RESTful) would require the
>> *server* to have some way to tell clients about it, since clients
>> shouldn't *assume* URI structure. Any thoughts about the optimal way
>> to do that?
> I was thinking that the Link header from RFC 2068 would be a good fit
> for this.
You may both find the following paper useful in considering these issues
E. James Whitehead, Jr., Yaron Y. Goland, "The WebDAV Property Design"
/Software, Practice and Experience/, vol 34, 2004, pp 135-161.
Additionally, I've found the following to contain a great deal of
practical as well as historical insight into decisions that were made
about the WebDAV data model and related disiderata:
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