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RE: Proposal: BIND method

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 22:36:08 EST
Message-Id: <199904072236.AA15466798@appoint.net>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>> If we have UNBIND, we need to specify its interaction with LOCK.
>> Presumably we at least want to prevent an UNBIND on the URL that
>> was used to create the LOCK, but it might be easier (since
>> it's the resource that's locked) to prevent any UNBINDs to a
>> resource while the resource is locked.
>Hmm.  This boils down to the question of the relationship between bindings
>and a resource.

Radical proposal: the binding is truly a separate name for the same resource, and there is no discernable distinction between the two different names (just like a Unix hardlink).  Then the sequence "BIND A to B, UNBIND A" (or the other way around) would be equivalent to a MOVE.  In this case, it is clear that a LOCK on one name must lock all names, since they're all the same resource.

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