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Re: Server-generated version ids

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 08:44:49 PDT
Message-ID: <33831871.73D3@parc.xerox.com>
To: Barbara Bazemore <barbarab@pcdocs.com>
CC: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Judy Slein:

>4. Server-generated version ids: Is there a requirement for clients to be
>able to request that the server generate an id for a new version? (

Barbara Bazemore:
> Consider this issue from the client's point of view.  The client asks 
> the server to save a document as a new version.  The server generates 
> a new version id.  The client now wants to reference the new version. 
> How does the client find out what the new version id is?

Perhaps there's a way of rewriting the requirement so that it
focuses on the intent rather than the mechanism:

"A simple client should be able to create new versions and reference
 the new version in a way that is transparent to the way in which 
 version IDs are generated, coded, or parsed. For example, if a client
 saves a document as a new version and the server generates a new
 ID, the client should be given or be able to easily discover the
 version ID of the  newly generated version."

Received on Wednesday, 21 May 1997 11:52:14 UTC

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