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RE: E-mail access

From: Dylan Barrell <dbarrell@opentext.ch>
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 10:02:05 +-200
Message-ID: <01BC6A85.08D1E7E0@cassius.opentext.ch>
To: "'Gregory J. Woodhouse'" <gjw@wnetc.com>, "w3c-dist-auth@w3.org" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I don't see any reason to support both forms of access (Why have two ways of doing something when there is no advantage of the second method over the first)



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From:  Gregory J. Woodhouse[SMTP:gjw@wnetc.com]
Sent:  Montag, 26. Mai 1997 12:50
To:  w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject:  E-mail access

I don't think it has yet been decided whether our charter will be modified
to bring e-mail access within scope, nor do I know what kind of interest
there is in this functionality. So, I think I'll start out with an
informal survey/straw poll:

If DAV tools supported both HTTP and e-mail access, would you use one
method or the other, or perhaps both?

Do you believe the asynchronous nature of e-mail access would pose
significant problems for large projects?

If you do think e-mail access would be useful, would you describe some
scenarios under which you would be likely to use it? How would you *not*
choose to use e-mail for DAV functionality?

What kinds of advantages and/or limitations of e-mail access would be
deciding factor in your decision to use or not use this functionality?

Do you see projects as being e-mail only, HTTP only, or using some
combination of the two?

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Gregory Woodhouse
gjw@wnetc.com    /    http://www.wnetc.com/home.html
If you're going to reinvent the wheel, at least try to come
up with a better one.
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 1997 04:03:47 GMT

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