[Ietf-caldav] No time-range means what?
daboo at isamet.com
Thu May 26 06:17:31 PDT 2005
--On May 26, 2005 9:06:41 AM -0400 Mike Douglass <douglm at rpi.edu> wrote:
> Has there been any discussion on the appropriate response when no
> time-range is specified for the possibly large requests, PROPFIND, REPORT?
> Returning or filtering ALL events could be a problem, especially for
> public events. Unless a range is specified, should the result be limited
> to 'active' components, i.e NOW (sort of) and onwards.
> Of course, NOW might be a problem so maybe yesterday would be safer
I think we should leave it as-is - i.e. no time-range (an no comp-filter
providing other limits) means return everything. We can add a statement
warning clients that this is not a great thing to do when the calendar is
potentially large, but there may well be justifiable reasons for doing it.
In some ways this is equivalent to the IMAP 'FETCH 1:*' or 'LIST "" *'
issues where all data is requested instead of sub-ranges.
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