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From Angela Schreiber <anch...@day.com>
Subject Re: WebDAV: nt:file question
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:25:56 GMT
hi felix

this has been discussed multiple times in the past.
initially the default behaviour was exactly as you
suggest: the jcr:content node of a default resource
(i.e. one that is not handled by a specific handler)
was created with nt:resource.

the drawback of the nt:resource is, that it does
not allow to set additional (custom) properties, which
is something people familiar with webDAV were looking for
(and so does the litmus test suite).

-> see JCR-416

> I know, that this is perfectly "legal" but it is not expected. Rather I
> would expect either an nt:resource node or at least a node, which has a
> defined primary item pointing ultimately at a Property.

when looking only at the webdav functionality exposed with the
simple server it doesn't make a difference, whether the
jcr:content node is created with a nodetype defining a primary
item or not: it's the responsibility of the handler to
determine which property contains the 'data' to be exposed
upon a GET and which properties are exposed as webdav properties.

and of cause you are free to define your own set of handlers
that may be more restrictive or define your own nodetype that
fits your needs.

therefore i would rather not change the default behaviour.

regards
angela

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