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RE: error condition for delete of VHR when VCR is in checked-in c ollection

From: Tim Ellison <Tim_Ellison@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 17:50:42 +0100
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF92FBBB11.11B3E83F-ON80256BF1.005BE6A2@portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>

Julian wrote:
> > Julian wrote:
> >
> > > b) the server deletes the VHR and un-version-controls the
> > > VCR (to avoid breaking the live versioning properties).
> >
> > In what sense would the property be "broken"?  Clearly from the
> > point of view there is a good reason why it may not want to so this,
> > from a protocol point I don't see a problem.  For example, what would
> > the difference if the version-history resource is unaccessible
> > due to other
> > circumstances, such as authentication or reachability?
> >
> > The semantics of a version-controlled resource can be enforced even if
> > version-history resource does not exist.
> Even if both the resources referenced by  DAV:checked-in and
> do not exist?

In principle, yes.  For example, if a site wanted to allow anonymous users
to see the current state of the website, by browsing the version-controlled
resources; but not allow them to view the history or checked-in,
checked-out states.  The server may still ensure that the semantics are

I just wondered what you meant by the properties being 'broken'.  If you
envisage that to mean the references cannot be 'de-referenced' then there
are multiple reasons why that may be the case.  I see DELETE to be the
inverse of BIND (and agree with your descriptions earlier in the thread),
plus whatever further semantics we choose to apply to DELETE for

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