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From: Jason Crawford <ccjason@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 12:19:46 -0400
To: "Eric Sedlar" <eric.sedlar@oracle.com>
Cc: "Webdav WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <OFE16539C4.273F7A87-ON85256AAC.001BE413@watson.ibm.com>

The other issue, Geoff, is that people are using LOCK as a poor person's
CHECKOUT, also assuming that LOCK's won't timeout.
I agree.

  The RFC2518 revision
should clearly state that LOCKs aren't to be used for this purpose.
???? - I assume the purpose of locking is to avoid lost updates.  What is
the distinction between a "poor man's CHECKOUT"  and "avoidance of the lost
update problem"?   In the absense of actual versioning, aren't they the

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