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RE: Feature request for CHECKIN/OUT extension

From: Julian F. Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 20:00:23 +0200
To: "John Hall" <johnhall@evergo.net>
Cc: <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCAEEECNAA.julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
> From: John Hall [mailto:johnhall@evergo.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 6:58 PM
> To: 'Julian F. Reschke'
> Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Feature request for CHECKIN/OUT extension
>
> ...
>
> Ok, I misunderstood.
>
> But I don't think this is very useful for a cross-platform client, and I
> think there is another way to do it.
>
> In the checkout-in-place scenario, you do something like this:
>
> CHECKOUT /foo.txt
> PUT      /foo.txt
> PUT      /foo.txt
> CHECKIN  /foo.txt
>
> As far as I'm concerned, the only URL the client should be displaying is
> /foo.txt.  However, you want to know the URI that references the VERSION
> being created above, independent of the VCR /foo.txt.
>
> You can get that value by asking for the checked-out property.  But on

No, I don't think so. This will get me the URL of the version I checked out,
not the URL of the version that will be created upon CHECKIN.

> my system you are going to get something that looks like
> /_xy-2-1100.4301.docStore1.  Version URL's on my system are most
> definitely not designed to be human readable, and are not intended for
> display.  I've seen other URLs that a different server generates that
> look like /_flaturlspace_/4023-e214 ... You get the idea.

This is fine. I don't have any problems with that format.

> You could ask for the version-name.  On my system you'd get a string
> like 'foo.txt (V5)'.  The version-name is meant to be human readable and
> useful for display, unlike the internal URL.
>
> And Geoff is quite right.  Though I could (and will if you ask for
> checked-out) give you the Version URL, I can easily imagine a system
> that generates a different (permanent) one when it checks it in.

And it's that permanent one I'm interested in. No matter how ugly it looks.
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