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Re: Optional Backpointers from Targets to References

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 13:35:13 -0700
Message-ID: <36017281.D8331B45@netscape.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Jim Amsden wrote:

> 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?

It's a *live property*.  That's the only special case here.  It doesn't have the
same semantics as a dead property; it doesn't even have to be *stored* like a dead
property; it can be generated on the fly, like a CGI script.  If the resource in
question is a frozen revision, fine; the "preserve all properties on frozen
revisions" requirement doesn't make sense for live properties, certainly not ones
which are derived from the states of other resources.

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