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RE: FW: DeltaV doesn't support a true client workspace

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 18:54:27 -0800
To: <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AMEPKEBLDJJCCDEJHAMIOEPNCIAA.ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>
Marshalling difficulty is a red herring here, and avoids the real issues
concerning the semantics of CHECKIN.

I think the principled answer is that CHECKIN with body duplicates the
functionality of PUT, and this is a bad design.

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org
> [mailto:ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Geoffrey M.
> Clemm
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 8:19 PM
> To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
> Subject: Re: FW: DeltaV doesn't support a true client workspace
>
>
>
>    From: "Fay, Chuck" <CFay@filenet.com>
>
>    ...
>
>    CHECKIN /foo.html (with new content in the request body)
>
>    I don't see why there should any big objection to this
> proposal, except on
>    religious grounds that any real versioning server *must* provide
>    intermediate storage of working versions.
>
> I raised the (non-religious :-) objection in my previous response that
> this requires that every argument for the CHECKIN request be a new
> header.  I consider this completely unacceptable, since unlike XML
> elements, headers are in a single global namespace so it would be
> infeasible for a server to safely extend the CHECKIN request.
>
> Cheers,
> Geoff
>
Received on Sunday, 11 February 2001 21:55:11 GMT

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