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Re: DAV:cannot-copy-collection-version precondition for COPY

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:30:37 -0400
To: werner.donne@re.be
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF2DBA9C8D.5EDEA8EA-ON852571D2.005FD9AF-852571D2.006030BF@us.ibm.com>
It sounds like you are suggesting that the result of the copy depend on 
what is in the target of the copy?  That would be very strange "copy" 
behavior (i.e. the result of the copy should only depend on the source of 
the copy).  Collection versions are for use by "merge" and "update".

Cheers,
Geoff

Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be> wrote on 08/22/2006 10:59:59 AM:

> A collection version has the names of its version controlled bindings
> and their version history. It is then possible to find the checked-in
> version of the members, which is what is used also when a collection
> is copied.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Werner.
> 
> Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
> > 
> > A collection version does not have enough information in it to produce 
a
> > sensible copy, since it only records the version history of its 
members,
> > not the versions.  So a collection version is useful for updating a
> > configuration, but is not useful for creating a new configuration
> > (that's what baselines are for).
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Geoff
> > 
> > ietf-dav-versioning-request@w3.org wrote on 08/22/2006 06:34:16 AM:
> > 
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Why should the request fail if the source is a collection version?
> >> It seems to me that any version is as good as the checked-in version
> >> to copy from.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Werner.
> >> --
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> >>
> 
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