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Re: Variant Control: a new proposal for handling "mutable version s"

From: Geoffrey M. Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@rational.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 20:44:21 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200101080144.UAA03736@tantalum.atria.com>
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

   From: Albert-Lunde@northwestern.edu (Albert Lunde) (by way of "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>)

   Note that the HTTP/1.1 spec defines and uses "variant", e.g.:

   variant: A resource may have one, or more than one,
   representation(s) associated with it at any given instant. Each of
   these representations is termed a `varriant'.  Use of the term
   `variant' does not necessarily imply that the resource is subject
   to content negotiation.

   Since WEBDAV is layered on HTTP, you might want distingush the two 
   explicitly.

One of the reasons I decided to try the term "variant" here was that
it was consistent with the standard HTTP definition.  Was there a
particular inconsistency that you felt was worth pointing out?

Cheers,
Geoff
Received on Sunday, 7 January 2001 20:45:16 GMT

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