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Re: Last Call for DAV:checked-out-vcr Proposal

From: Rick Rupp <rick.rupp@merant.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 17:56:03 -0700
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To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Cc: "DeltaV (E-mail)" <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
I don't mind if it is added.

I also agree with the comment Mark made about getting a draft specification 
nailed down. We need this soon.

At 06:02 AM 6/19/01 -0700, Mark A. Hale wrote:
>'I don't mind if it is added'
>I do support your comment that additions like this only continue to add to 
>complexity of the protocol, however useful they may be.  I think it is 
>fair to
>say that a draft specification really needs to be nailed down soon and that
>additional features like DAV:checked-out-vcr be added in the next version of
>the specification.
>      Thanks,
>      Mark
>Quoting "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>:
> > The DAV:checked-out-vcr property addresses the use case where a
> > working resource has been created for the purpose of updating a
> > VCR, and then that VCR has been moved while the working resource
> > was checked-out.  Since the client cannot easily track the
> > movement of the VCR, the DAV:checked-out-vcr property provides
> > functionality that cannot be achieved by the current protocol
> > for the client-workspace package (the server-workspace package
> > does not have this problem, since it does not support working
> > resources).
> >
> > Does anyone object to adding this functionality?  I am ambivalent,
> > in that I would prefer to not add functionality to the protocol
> > (it's already complex enough), but this is useful, consistent
> > functionality that does not present any interoperability issues.
> > I'd like a few more "yes, add it in" or at least "I don't mind if it
> > is added" comments from the working group before making this addition.
> >
> > As a reminder, the proposed additions to the protocol are:
> >
> > Add a protected DAV:checked-out-vcr property for a working resource.
> > Set this property on the working resource created when a CHECKOUT with
> > the DAV:apply-to-version flag is applied to a VCR.  Add a
> > postcondition to "CHECKIN" of a working resource that says that if
> > there is a DAV:checked-out-VCR on the working resource, the specified
> > VCR will automatically be updated to reflect the content and dead
> > properties of the new version.  Add a postcondition to "MOVE" of a VCR
> > that says that if there is a DAV:checked-out-VCR that identifies that
> > VCR, that property is updated to reflect the new location of the VCR.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Geoff
> >
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