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Component instead of Configuration/Baseline/Component

From: <Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 17:41:53 -0400
Message-Id: <200104222141.RAA14099@tux.w3.org>
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Cc: Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de
I know that it's late and probably Geoff is busy rewriting 14.1 to produce
15, but nevertheless here I have a proposal which would make some concepts
easier to understand IMHO.
In 11 (Baseline feature) a couple of new terms appear:
Configuration, meaning a tree of resources rooted at a root (:-) collection,
a technical term.
Baseline, a technical term which probably is just there because the feature is
called like that, because basically it's just another word for 'configuration version'
Components, a logical term which is used to rationalize subbaselines.
So I would like to introduce just one new term: Component. And define it like
the old Configuration (So Configuration disappears)
Instead BASELINE-CONTROL use COMPONENT-CONTROL. The necessity for Baseline
disappears. It's just a 'component version'.
Subbaseline-set becomes subcomponent-set and so on.
A 'Component feature' would show better I think what we want to gain than 
'Baseline feature'.
So the beginning could e.g. be:

A "component" is a set of resources that consists of a root collection and all
menbers of that root collection which aren't a component themselves. ...

This would just be a (Not so small I admit) editorial change. No different
I hope I didn't miss something you can't do if you drop Configuration and

Cheers, Edgar


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