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RE: Notes from DAV WG meeting

From: Iyengar, Sridhar <Sridhar.Iyengar2@unisys.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 18:09:45 -0400
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To: Sankar Virdhagriswaran <sv@crystaliz.com>, WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
I would agree that it makes sense to separate the Versioning and the CM
layers.  Both are useful, some times together, othertimes not.
Sridhar
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> From: 	Larry Masinter[SMTP:masinter@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent: 	Friday, August 28, 1998 10:55 AM
> To: 	Sankar Virdhagriswaran; WebDAV WG
> Subject: 	RE: Notes from DAV WG meeting
> 
> Sankar:
> 
> I objected to the assertion that versioning was "not very
> useful" without configuration management, since there are
> many contexts where that is not true, including in
> software development and web-site management.
> 
> For example, many contexts use version management only
> for auditing or editing 'backup', and use manual, rather
> than automated, configuration management. In situations where
> the versioning system maintains timestamps for operations,
> for example, and the number of simultaneous users is small,
> simple configuration management can be done by users themselves
> without any additional assistance, even in software development
> and web-site management.
> 
> Since it seems that DA-SL-V-CM is attempting to build a layered
> architecture (Distributed Authoring + Search Language +
> Versioning + Configuration Management ), it might well
> make sense to separate the Configuration Management layer
> from the Versioning layer.
> 
> Larry
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> 
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