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Re: Seiwald Q & A -- "GET for EDIT" cookies

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 02:01:05 PDT
To: dgd@cs.bu.edu
CC: www-vers-wg@ics.uci.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Sep4.020105pdt."2733"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
>    I don't have a problem with this, except that we have HTTP PUT, and the
> versioning stuff must work with it (to my mind, PUT is un-useful without
> versioning, but that is (perhaps) only my problem). If we move all the
> versioning stuff into a special content-type that must be processed,
> versioning updates will be implemented differently from non-versioning
> updates. This will reduce the ability of versioning to work with legacy
> authoring environments, and _require_ special work for versioning to be
> supported at all.

I don't think there are any legacy authoring environments that use PUT
without also using a bunch of non-standard stuff around it.

Larry
Received on Thursday, 5 September 1996 12:51:50 GMT

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