WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol
Changes Between -07 and -08 Revision


Changes: These are changes which represent new functionality or requirements since the -07 revision.
D'oh: These are just plain screw-ups which are fixed in the -08 draft but which introduce no new functionality or requirements.
Ancient: These are changes to sections of text which were not properly updated in -07, and do not represent any new functionality or requirements.
Editorial: These are changes to make the draft easier to read, prettier, or more clear. They do not represent any new functionality or requirements.

  Issue ID Issue Description Reference
D'oh L_to_CL Location header used where Content Location header was needed. The authors used the wrong header from HTTP/1.1 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0261.html
Changes NULL_DEF We need to define the term NULL resource and lock-null resource, define what methods it takes (LOCK, UNLOCK, PROPFIND, OPTIONS, etc.), what errors it returns for other methods (404 & 405), and what properties it must support (all mandatory DAV properties although most will be empty). http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0278.html, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0005.html, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0006.html
D'oh Prop_Lock_207 In 7.10.10 the example does not currently return the lockdiscovery property as it is required to. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0275.html
D'oh locktoken_href Current DTD allows an empty href for the locktoken element, that is illegal. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0275.html
D'oh 7.1.2_empty In 7.1.2 we refer to an empty resource as undefined not empty http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0276.html
Ancient 5.3_locktoken_in_header 5.3 states that a lock token must be returned in the locktoken response header, but we now return the lock token in the body http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0277.html
Editorial 4.1_collection_def The current collection definition could be interpreted to restrict the use of GET on collections. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0282.html
Ancient 4.4_single_source The text in the last paragraph in section 4.4 says that the source link is only to be used when there is a single source, however that was never intended to be the requirement and in fact the current syntax allows for multiple source/dst elements. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998JanMar/0282.html
D'oh 7.2_propatch The first sentence of the last paragraph of section 7.2 specifies that a PROPPATCH must contain at least one PROPERTYUPDATE element, this is a bug, it meant one and only one. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0002.html
Ancient 7.10.6_refresh 7.10.6's table talks about regranting and the last paragraph does as well but this is a bug, it is illegal to ask for the same lock twice. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0002.html
Ancient 7.11.1_lock_token The lock-token header in the unlock example in 7.11.1 uses the old lock-token format http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0002.html
D'oh'oh One of the URLs in the explination paragraph uses ww. Instead of www. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0002.html
Ancient The propstat description is from ancient version of the draft, the descriptive language and examples are all correct. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0002.html
Editorial 22_references We have divided the references into normative and informational, apparently this sort of division makes the RFC editor very happy. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Editorial 9.5_424 The last sentence in the paragraph is unclear, I have tightened its language. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Changes XML_Names The appendix has been updated to the latest XML namespace draft. All namespace examples in the draft have been updated to use the new syntax. Also updated reference to a WD from a NOTE. The only change of relevance to us is that the name attribute became "ns" and "as" became "prefix". http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Editorial 7.1.1_non-collection Example 7.1.1 has been turned into a PROPFIND on a non-collection resource because there were questions on what this would look like. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Editorial xml_null_warning Split 24.3 into two parts, the first on the difference in meaning between <a></a> and <a/> and the second on illegally formatted XML. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Editorial if_examples Made the examples in sections 8.4.1 & 8.4.2 into their own sections. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html
Editorial example_headers We use a number of different formats to identify an example in the headers, we have gone through and made them all consistent. They are all now in the form "example - ." http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1998AprJun/0007.html

Last Updated on 4/7/98
By Jim Whitehead
Email: ejw@ics.uci.edu