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> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:17 AM
> To: Alaric B. Snell
> Cc: 'The Deviants'
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?
> > They might be using range requests to speed up reading, and
> perhaps you can
> > PUT to a range in a resource and have the server understand
> you, but even
> > then you still have no standard way to represent chmod, chown,
> and chgrp or
> > ACL changes!
> I'm not saying that WebDAV is a drop-in replacement for NFS. Probably,
> it is better that it isn't, for the reasons discussed here:
> * http://research.sun.com/techrep/1994/abstract-29.html
> I'm just saying that it does things that you claim are impossible. If it
> doesn't do CHMOD, CHOWN, CHGRP etc. (because those are Unix-specific
> concepts) it is very easy to imagine how those could be built on top of
> it using the properties mechanism.
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