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Re: WEBDAV Security

From: -=jack=- <jack@twaxx.twaxx.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970417150827.12119B-100000@twaxx.twaxx.com>
> In my experience, most document management and version management
> systems provide their own access control list mechanisms, because
> those that are available in the rest of the underlying infrastructure
> are inadequate for the purpose of distributed authoring and
> versioning. They may rely on the underlying host mechanisms
> for authentication (although frequently not, e.g., database systems
> often have their own authentication mechanisms.)
This has also been my experience.

> I don't think we're too far into disagreement, I just think
> that we won't be done until we are able to make the appropriate
> link between DAV and the ACL mechanism(s) that DAV supports.
This is the most practical approacj, IMHO...

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