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Re: The 7 Deadly Sins of Versioning

From: Kenji Takahashi <kt@nttlabs.com>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 16:08:42 -0700
Message-ID: <356DEE7A.967D85CD@nttlabs.com>
To: Fabio Vitali <fabio@CS.UniBO.IT>
CC: Marcus Jager <mjager@microsoft.com>, WEBDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
> Versions differ from language alternates at least for one major issue: they
> are machine-processable. And usually machine-generated. This means that
> with versions it is possible to provide more sophisticated services than
> simply prompting the user: "I have 23 alternatives of this resources. Here
> is the list. Which one do you want?" Thus I believe that providing a way
> for these services to interact across implementations is extremely
> important and well within the scope of the WEBDAV charter.

Another difference is that versions are related to each other (usually)
in semi-ordered manner (or tree structure).  I'm not sure what "language 
alternatives" but it sounds like to be able to represent only
relationships
between one resource and its variants.

Regards,

Kenji
-- 
Kenji Takahashi, Ph.D.
NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories
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Received on Thursday, 28 May 1998 19:11:18 GMT

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