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RE: DAV:displayname with versions

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:25:12 +0200
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, "'Geoffrey M Clemm'" <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>, "'webdav'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCGECKICAA.julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>

> From: ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org
> [mailto:ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Dusseault
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 8:04 PM
> To: 'Geoffrey M Clemm'; ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org; 'webdav'
> Subject: RE: DAV:displayname with versions
>
>
>
> That isn't quite the Xythos WFS behavior.  If you MOVE a VCR, its
> displayname changes to the current name.  Thus the displayname changes for
> all the versions as well. They aren't entirely immutable, in other words.

May I ask what this is good for? If the DAV:displayname always equals the
last path component, it's much simpler not to have it at all. [WYes, I know
that IIS behaves the same -- however this doesn't make it right]

>  I wouldn't put the versioning behavior of properties in RFC2518bis,
> however, we need to keep changes there down so we get finished in finite
> time and get draft standard status with tested interoperable features.  If
> we think we can specify property behavior for versioning it could just as
> easily be done in a separate short draft.
>
> Speaking of this, what are the issues for the binding draft and  the
behavior
> of live properties?  Does the binding draft sufficiently cover  what
happens
> with versioning in the mix?

Which reminds me that having the DAV:displayname change with MOVE is deeply
incompatible with bindings. In particular, consider one resource A with
bindings a' and a''. How does the DAV:displayname obtained from a' change if
you rename a''? Don't tell me that the property value will vary depending on
the URL you use.

Julian

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