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Re: Versioning terminology

From: Fabio Vitali <fabio@CS.UniBO.IT>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 20:25:06 +0000
Message-Id: <v03007802af33b4062e06@[130.136.2.202]>
To: Judith Slein <slein@wrc.xerox.com>, Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
At 11:50 -0800 20-02-1997, Judith Slein wrote:
>If we let our terminology be "version tree" and "member of a version tree",
>the requirements start looking something like this:
>
>4.9.2.1. Referring to a version tree. There should be a way to refer to a
>version tree as a whole.  Some queries do not apply only to one member of a
>version tree, but to the version tree as a whole.  Furthermore, some
>operations may affect all members of the tree, rather than any specific
>member.  In these cases, a way to refer to the whole version tree is required.
>
>4.9.2.2. Referring to specific members of a version tree. There should be a
>way to refer to each member of a version tree.  This means that each member
>of the tree is itself a resource. This is required for version-specific
>linking, and for non-versioning client support.

Not considering style, I think I like it. It is much clearer this way,
although repetitions and allitterations may cause the prose to be more
obscure and hard to read than necessary. If there is a way for improving
the readability, for instance introducing neologisms such as vtree and
movert, then it could look like:

4.9.2.1. Referring to a version tree. There should be a way to refer to a
version tree as a whole.  Some queries do not apply only to one member of a
vtree, but to the version tree as a whole.  Furthermore, some
operations may affect all moverts, rather than any specific
member.  In these cases, a way to refer to the whole vtree is required.


But, again, it's just style, and we have different tastes and it's not my
language anyway, so what am I complaining about?

Fabio

Fabio Vitali                            Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly,
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Univ. of Bologna  ITALY               Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land,
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Received on Friday, 21 February 1997 14:22:39 GMT

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