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RE: Open Issues - Hierarchical Collections

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 18:17:50 -0800
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-44-MSG-970212021750Z-777@INET-03-IMC.itg.microsoft.com>
To: "'Judith Slein'" <slein@wrc.xerox.com>
Cc: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
The solution is not to prevent locking of collections. There are
excellent scenarios for collection locking, for example, controlling
what is added to a directory. Rather there are certain types of
collections, such as histories, which should not be lockable. This will
be specified in their definition.

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Judith Slein [SMTP:slein@wrc.xerox.com]
>Sent:	Tuesday, February 11, 1997 8:02 AM
>To:	Yaron Goland
>Cc:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>Subject:	RE: Open Issues - Hierarchical Collections
>Well, I guess I'm suggesting that you don't want people to be able to lock a
>collection.  Does that mean it can't be a resource?
>Similar awkward questions arise about tree handles and version histories,
>which people shouldn't be able to edit.
>At 08:47 PM 2/7/97 PST, Yaron Goland wrote:
>>I am currently working on the specification to allow for searching of
>>collection contents. Collections are sets and thus are unordered. If you
>>want compound documents collections are absolutely the wrong place to
>>go. As for multiple, simultaneous users of collections, what problem are
>>you concerned w/? It is up to the server to serialize commands.
>>		Yaron
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org [SMTP:w3c-dist-auth@w3.org]
>>>Sent:	Friday, February 07, 1997 12:32 PM
>>>To:	Jim Whitehead
>>>Cc:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>>>Subject:	Re: Open Issues - Hierarchical Collections
>>>Here are a few other questions I had about hierarchical collections:
>>>It should be possible to search a hierarchical collection based on
>>>values.  We might not want to provide methods for performing searches, but
>>>we need to know that such searches are feasible.
>>>Can members of a collection be ordered (so that collections can be used to
>>>implement compound documents)? 
>>>Can many people add objects to a collection and remove objects from a
>>>collection at once? 
>>>Name:			Judith A. Slein
>>>E-Mail:			slein@wrc.xerox.com
>>>Internal Phone:  	8*222-5169
>>>External Phone:		(716) 422-5169
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>Name:			Judith A. Slein
>E-Mail:			slein@wrc.xerox.com
>Internal Phone:  	8*222-5169
>External Phone:		(716) 422-5169
>Fax:			(716) 265-7133
>MailStop:		128-29E
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 1997 10:16:26 UTC

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