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   Re: need for defining standard APIs for xml storage

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  • From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 06 Apr 2000 10:44:01 -0500

"Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com> writes:

> Hi Ken,
> [Ken MacLoad proposed HTTP as an API...]
> Didier replies:
> Ken, do you mean in fact WebDav (which is based on HTTP 1.1 but gets
> new methods added to the basic ones). If you think of Webdav
> especially when this will be complete with searching capabilities,
> this can be considered a good candidate for remote access to XML
> repositories.

I didn't mean WebDAV specifically, but I wasn't meaning to exclude it
either by generically using "HTTP".  The two APIs* (HTTP's core methods
and WebDAV) serve complementary purposes.

  -- Ken

(* Noting Ken North's objections, I still consider HTTP and WebDAV's
methods to be "APIs" even if they are not reflected directly as such
in some Web implementations.)

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