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RE: Core versioning issues and nits

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 14:58:34 -0800
To: "Geoffrey M. Clemm" <geoffrey.clemm@rational.com>, <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
> This has probably been covered in the previous message on "pass
> through" behavior, but just to make sure, if by a "property that can
> be considered to apply to the document as a whole, including all its
> versions" you mean a property that "passes through" to all its
> versions, then, no, the protocol provides no such capability, in order
> to prevent the complexities that caused us to give up on a direct
> reference resource.

No, that's not what I mean.  I don't mean at all that the property
passes through to the versions.  I mean that it is a property that is
not semantically sensible if you look at it on an individual version.
E.g. "Editor-in-Chief", is a property which is likely to mean "The
person who is editor-in-chief of this entire document, including all its
past versions".  I've called this a "global" property in another email.

> You can use the DAV:expand-property report if you want to obtain
> all this information in one request.

No, that's impossible for clients that are not versioning-aware.

Received on Monday, 5 February 2001 17:59:39 UTC

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