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RE: Hierarchical URLs and Collections

From: Paton, Jeff J <Jeff.J.Paton@corpmail.telstra.com.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 08:36:24 +1000
Message-ID: <40463261CEEFD111BD4500805FEA264712C9D0@pop-director.telecom.com.au>
To: "'John Stracke'" <francis@netscape.com>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Cc: "Falkenhainer, Brian" <Brian_Falkenhainer@mc.xerox.com>, "Garnaat, Mitchell" <MGarnaat@crt.xerox.com>, "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, masinter@parc.xerox.com
Architecting WebDAV to enforce the effect of the statement "declaring that
version 1.13 descends from version 1.1 instead of 1.12, which means you lose
the audit trail that versioning provides" is going to limit its use in the
real world: people make mistakes and manipulation to correct the effect of
incorrectly submitting a version needs to be available.

Cheers

Jeff Paton
Senior Technology Consultant - Internet & Intranet
Technology Strategy & Architecture
IT Services
Telstra Australia

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Stracke [SMTP:francis@netscape.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, August 20, 1998 4:10 AM
> To:	'WebDAV'
> Cc:	Falkenhainer, Brian; Garnaat, Mitchell; 'Jim Davis';
> masinter@parc.xerox.com
> Subject:	Re: Hierarchical URLs and Collections
> 
> Yaron Goland wrote:
> 
> > As such I encourage the various document vendors who need a flat
> namespace
> > to involve themselves in the DAV versioning effort and to ensure that
> the
> > commands and properties created by that effort are sufficiently
> versatile to
> > allow for arbitrary state graph manipulation.
> 
> But that would wreck the versioning system.  Versioning doesn't want to
> permit
> arbitrary manipulation of the version graph; versioning needs to provide a
> few
> well-defined operations (e.g., check in, check out) which manipulate the
> version graph in legal ways.  Arbitrary manipulation fo the graph would
> permit
> things like declaring that version 1.13 descends from version 1.1 instead
> of
> 1.12, which means you lose the audit trail that versioning provides.
> 
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Received on Wednesday, 19 August 1998 18:38:01 GMT

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