On Monday, April 1, 2002, at 11:07 AM, Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>> No text for metadata updates. Do we need this
>> section? If so we need text describing what metadata
>> updates are, even if we say they SHOULD NOT be
> The RUP protocol should have a way for the content source server to
> that metadata has been modified. This should be a separate indicator
> indicating that the content has been modified. Intermediaries that do
> store metadata can ignore this indicator.
What do you/we mean by 'metadata'? HTTP headers? WebDAV properties?
Handling directives? OPES rulesets? All of the above?
> To update metadata, the source server should indicate what methods can
> used to retrieve metadata. The only method [I'm aware of] that can be
> advertised is WebDAV PROPFIND. However, the ability to advertise other
> methods allows extensibility, e.g. future improvements that would allow
> efficient replication of metadata than PROPFIND allows.
Why use a separate method at all?
-- Mark Nottingham http://www.mnot.net/
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