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RE: Deleting versions

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 14:01:33 -0700
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, "DeltaV" <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
It's not "vanishingly small" if you lose your network connection between the
MKWORKSPACE and the LOCK request.  Or if the LOCK request is lost.  Or if
the latency is ~2 seconds each way.

If somebody who's not supposed to, gets in and changes something inbetween a
MKWORKSPACE command and a ACL request, that's a serious problem.  Null
resources help avoid that.

It's not that somebody got their MKWORKSPACE request in ahead of
mine --that's not the purpose of null resources at all.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org
> [mailto:ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 1:03 PM
> To: DeltaV
> Subject: RE: Deleting versions
> The only use case this addresses is that your client has
> issued a MKWORKSPACE/LOCK sequence, and that in the narrow
> time interval between the completion of the MKWORKSPACE
> request and the LOCK request, some other client has managed
> to discover the name of your new workspace and has issued
> a LOCK request that somehow gets in before yours.
> I believe that not only is the likelihood of this happening
> vanishingly small, but even if it does happen, your client
> would just use the "that workspace is already in use
> by someone else" response that it needs in case
> somebody got their MKWORKSPACE request in ahead of yours.
> Cheers,
> Geoff
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Dusseault [mailto:lisa@xythos.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 12:08 PM
> To: Clemm, Geoff
> Cc: DeltaV
> Subject: RE: Deleting versions
> >
> > What is the (compelling :-) use case for creating a lock-null
> > resource before issuing the MKWORKSPACE request?
> >
> What other way would you create a workspace and guarantee that it can't be
> altered by other people before you set permissions and such correctly?
> Same goes for ACTIVITY.
> lisa
Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2001 17:03:18 UTC

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