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RE: comments on deltav-10.5 from Yaron Goland, Act Two

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 12:56:57 -0800
To: "Geoffrey M. Clemm" <geoffrey.clemm@rational.com>, <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Can somebody clarify what this would mean:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org On Behalf Of Geoffrey M.
> Clemm
> Subject: comments on deltav-10.5 from Yaron Goland, Act Two
> These are the comments that I think may be more controversial.
> ...
> (II.6) Require that a version URL never be re-used after a version is
>        deleted.

Whether or not I agree with this, I find the phrase "version URL" to be
ambiguous enough that I'm not certain what this comment is supposed to mean,
so I'll start with an example:
 - foo.doc is created
 - foo.doc is made versioned and "foo.doc.__v1__" is defined as the relative
version URL
 - All of foo.doc is deleted
 - foo.doc is created
 - foo.doc is made versioned, NOW, according to this suggestion, the current
version CANNOT be called foo.doc.__v1__ therefore is called foo.doc.__v2__

Is that the intent?  if so, I'd have to disagree with this; although it
might be desirable for a server to avoid ever having a version URL re-used,
it ought not to be part of the standard.  I don't actually think it's
relative to the standard, although it may be very relative to good server

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