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Re: Optional Backpointers from Targets to References

From: Jim Amsden <jamsden@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 20:08:31 -0400
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Yet another special case. Pile all these up and you start getting problems.
What if the target resource is versioned? Are you saying we can now add more
special cases to let this property be changed on a versioned resource? Again,
if the semantics have to be specified as a series of special cases, that's a
good indication something is wrong, and usesr aren't likely to be able to
remember all these cases.





w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org on 09/15/98 07:20:22 PM
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Jim Amsden wrote:

> This will require ACLs on individual properties,

Nope.  The backpointer update doesn't have to pass through the same code path as
PROPPATCH; it can call directly into the code that PROPPATCH calls, but bypass
the
ACL check.

>> 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.
>
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