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Re: Distributing versions across servers

From: Shanan Holm <SHolm@groupwise.swin.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 13:57:13 +1000
Message-Id: <sed611cd.016@groupwise.swin.edu.au>
To: <bernauer@big.tuwien.ac.at>, "<"<ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>

Hi Martin,

This is my definitely-non-expert opinion..

I've been looking at a similar scenario and realised that a solution
might be possible combining versioning and a build tool such as Ant
(ant.apache.org), which can query a repository for a particular version
and upload it via FTP.  The Ant project doesn't yet include WebDAV
support, but I'm sure it won't be far off.

Would take a wee bit of work, but there could be an exciting open
source project in it that I'm willing to give a go.

So, in summary, I (personally) think what you're asking steps into the
realm of other technologies assisting a WebDAV repository, but it wounds
like a project worth doing! I'd like to know if I'm wrong in this - it
may well be an area supported by WebDAV/Delta-V.

Shanan Holm

>>> "Martin Bernauer" <bernauer@big.tuwien.ac.at> 05/28/03 11:02pm >>>


Is it possible in WebDAV versioning that the version resources of a
history are distributed across mutliple servers? I guess this may sound
little bit strange, though a server somehow implies among others
and responsibility for hosted resources, thus it seems that it might
feasible (e.g., when multiple organizations are manipulating documents
cooperation) to allocate version resources on the different servers.

For example, is it possible to allocate three versions V1, V2
V1), and V3 (succeeding V2) on servers S1, S2, and S3 respectively? Is
achieveable with server workspaces (sort of workaround)? Or do server
workspaces only work on the same physical machine (server)?

Kind regards,
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2003 23:58:01 UTC

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