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RE: Open Issues - Versioning

From: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 07:52:50 PST
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To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
At 08:52 PM 2/7/97 PST, Yaron Goland wrote:
>1. Yes. This issue will be further explored in the context of
>distributed versioning, even though it occurs on centralized versioning


>2. These links all are defined in the specification, though I think
>predecessor got dropped on the editing floor. The NextVersion gives the
>successor relationship and TreeHandle provides the versioning tree

Just to double-check:  In the spec, a versioned resource does NOT have a
link to the TreeHandle.  Is this an oversight?

>3. That is authentication and is orthogonal to this specification.

Well, this is an area that I don't understand very well, but . . . I don't
think what I am talking about is authentication really.  It's not that I'm
trying to masquerade as somebody else.  It's just that I'm trying to check
in a resource that I never checked out, or that somebody else checked out.
Whatever lock tokens do for you in the context of locking, that's what I'm
looking for here.  If you need lock tokens, why don't you need checkout
tokens?  If you don't need checkout tokens, why do you need lock tokens?

>		Yaron
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From:	Judith Slein [SMTP:slein@wrc.xerox.com]
>>Sent:	Friday, February 07, 1997 12:44 PM
>>To:	Jim Whitehead
>>Cc:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>>Subject:	Re: Open Issues - Versioning
>>Here are some more versioning questions that we discussed informally during
>>the break at the Irvine meeting:
>>1.  Does the versioning model allow a given resource to belong to multiple
>>version trees?
>>2.  It needs to be possible to navigate from each version to its
>>predecessor.  It also needs to be possible to find out for any resource
>>which version tree(s) it belongs to. 
>>3. There needs to be some mechanism for guaranteeing that the person who is
>>checking something in is the same one who checked it out.   
>>Name:			Judith A. Slein
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Received on Tuesday, 11 February 1997 10:50:19 UTC

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