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Re: Best use of variants

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 14:32:57 -0700
Message-ID: <35C0E689.736E3F29@netscape.com>
To: "'webdav'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Babich, Alan wrote:

> I don't think that a hand translated version of a document
> should normally be stored as a variant. I think that in
> general the best thing to do is to store hand translated
> versions as separate documents:

The current versioning & variants proposal stores every
version/variant as a separate resource, meaning that each one can
have totally separate properties.  Doesn't that solve your

Hand translated variants can be extremely important; without them
(or some ad hoc mechanism to do the same thing), there's no way
to publish a document in multiple languages without requiring the
user to pick one manually.

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