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Re: Optional Backpointers from Targets to References

From: Jim Amsden <jamsden@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:03:24 -0400
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The client applications using backpointers know what the property is and that
it is a live property supported by the particular server. Clients that don't
use backpointers would ignore or just not use the property even though that
particular server was maintaining them. This is typical of any client
application that uses some specific meta-data of its own. The only thing unique
is that the server is maintaining it as a live property.

w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org on 09/17/98 04:29:50 PM
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Jim Amsden wrote:

> But client applications relying on the option won't interoperate with servers
> that don't support it, so there isn't interoperability across WebDAV servers.
> suggest a better solution is for those servers built on repository managers
> that can or need to support backpointers likely have specific client
> applications that choose to use them.

Choke.  And what happens when one of these clients tries to coexist with a
that doesn't support backpointers?

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