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Re: Differences

From: Jim Amsden <jamsden@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:29:46 -0500
To: Simone Pensa <simone.pensa@icn.siemens.it>
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org, w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
Message-ID: <OF6C616420.0738DDAA-ON852569A5.0064947C@raleigh.ibm.com>
Simone,
The IETF area directors don't like to see a working group go on forever. 
They prefer to see it specify a charter, execute on the charter, publish 
standards, and disband. This keeps the work fresh, encourages completion 
of deliverables, and allows new working groups to be created with new 
members. The DeltaV working group is a new working group whose charter is 
to provide versioning extensions to WebDAV. If this work was done in the 
WebDAV working group, it would take a lot longer to get RFC2518 done which 
would result in fewer WebDAV implementations. By separating these 
concerns, we encourage development of WebDAV servers which are useful now, 
and get a new set of working group members who are more experienced in 
versioning and document management systems.

So you can consider DeltaV as a continuation of WebDAV for versioning and 
configuration management extensions. However, the WebDAV working group is 
still active as RFC2518 is not yet an Internet Standard.




I'm just reading the documnentation of both groups ...

I didn't understand what is the difference of the two working groups.
Someone could tell me something ...

Can I consider deltav as the continuation of webdav ?
If so, why webdav is still working ?

Thanks

Simone Pensa
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2000 13:30:12 GMT

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