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   RE: [xml-dev] What is XML For?

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> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
> 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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