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Re: Optional Backpointers from Targets to References

From: Jim Amsden <jamsden@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:20:30 -0400
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This will require ACLs on individual properties, something many servers may not
do as it presents a significant administration burden compared to simple CRUD
ACLs. ACLs for every user, on every resource, for each resource property, for
every WebDAV method is not tractable. We are rapidly reaching a scaleability

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Jim Amsden wrote:

> And third, creating a
> reference to a resource will require modification of the target resource to
> update its properties

I don't believe that has to be a problem.  The ACLs can be set up so that they
specifically permit the backpointer property to be updated by the server.  (Come
to that, it's a live property, so write access may not mean very much in the
first place.)

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