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Re: proposed client and server options

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 04:59:08 -0800
To: "Geoffrey M. Clemm" <geoffrey.clemm@rational.com>
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001220045908.Z7916@lyra.org>
Isn't this stuff considered "non-normative" and, therefore, not supposed to
be included in an RFC?

Putting this on the www.webdav.org/deltav/ site a definite must. But within
the RFC seems a bit strange.


On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 04:06:57PM -0500, Geoffrey M. Clemm wrote:
> I propose that we add the following appendix to the protocol.
> I believe this should help address the concern that there are
> too many combinations of options.  In fact, if we get enough
> entries in this section, we might be able to trim down or combine
> some of the existing options.
> Any objections, or suggestions for improving the wording?
> Cheers,
> Geoff
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Although a server can implement any combination of versioning options,
> it is expected that certain options will commonly be implemented
> together.  In order to provide guidance to both client and server
> implementers, this appendix enumerates the option combinations
> currently being planned for client and server versioning
> implementations.
> A client will have certain options that it requires and others that it
> supports.  The difference is that a client will simply give up on a
> server that does not provide options that it requires, while it will
> just not use options that it supports but which the server does not.
> Note that this is just a statement of intent, and does NOT represent a
> commitment by any individual or organization to provide the specified
> versioning implementation.  An up-to-date version of this appendix can
> be found at <http://www.webdav.org/deltav/implementations.html>.
> 24.1 Client AA
> - required options
> - supported options
> 24.2 Server BB
> 24.3 Server CC
> 24.4 ...

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 07:55:05 UTC

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