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Re: Versioning goals doc

From: John Stracke <francis@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:46:02 -0700
Message-ID: <360C0109.E05D1D63@netscape.com>
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Chris Kaler wrote:

> - Under "Goals" : #12, again this is tied to a proposed protocol.  We should
> say something like "It should be possible to determine the version history
> in one operation".  However, I believe that this is not a practical
> requirement as it is possible for the version history to be spread across
> multiple servers

I believe consensus has been that this is not a feasible goal.  Federated
Vgraphs are an elegant concept, but they introduce some problems (for example,
making sure that revision IDs are unique), and they don't seem to provide that
much functionality.

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