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RE: auto-version

From: Vasta, John <jvasta@rational.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 17:22:01 -0500
Message-ID: <982A819715AC804D915E8A053B48CBB8D9D59D@sus-ma1it04.rational.com>
To: "'Greg Stein'" <gstein@lyra.org>, ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
> > While I'm in there, Jim Amsden asked if we could add a
> > value to DAV:auto-version that says "only auto version
> > while locked" (i.e. this would say to auto-checkout if
> > the checked-in vcr is write-locked, but just fail the
> > update if it is not write-locked).
> > 
> > I think this is a decision more likely to made by the
> > server (i.e. does it have an efficient delta scheme for
> > that resource type), but I'd be happy to add this if 
> > folks think it's a good idea.  Any preference?
> It should not be added. I don't have locking in my server, so 
> adding that to
> the spec would mean that I couldn't ever auto-version.

Not quite right; it's up to the client to set the DAV:auto-version property
(your server can default the value to whatever it wants). So it would only
mean that your server couldn't support clients that wished to assert this

Received on Thursday, 11 January 2001 17:23:58 UTC

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