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RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT

From: Dylan Barrell <dbarrell@opentext.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:17:59 -0500
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, "WebDAV" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBIBDBCLDPAGPIKGMCCECEEFAA.dbarrell@opentext.com>
This gets into the realm of renditions...

I agree with Geoff, alternative renditions of a resource should be different
URLs, however we should define mechanisms for creatung these renditions from
the original resource (perhaps the concept of a "master" resource and
related "renditions") and being able to determine the master and the
renditions from the properties on each.

--Dylan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:55 PM
> To: WebDAV
> Subject: RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
>
>
> In general, I believe having distinct URL's for different resources
> is far superior to defining new methods.  How would you set access
> control on the "source" resource?  How would you get the properties of
> the "source" resource?  If you have a URL for the source resource,
> all this is straightforward ... but if you have something like a GETSRC
> method, the only thing you can do with the "source" is get its content.
>
> Cheers,
> Geoff
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:35 PM
> To: Clemm, Geoff; WebDAV
> Subject: RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
>
>
> Geoff,
>
> I'd like to see how the DAV:dst in WebDAV can support what Microsoft is
> doing with their Translate header (namely, having the source and
> the dynamic
> content at the same URL).
>
> See also my comments in
>
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2001JulSep/0149.html>
>
> Julian
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Clemm, Geoff
> > Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 10:18 PM
> > To: WebDAV
> > Subject: RE: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
> >
> >
> > Why isn't GETSRC just a GET on the DAV:dst of the DAV:source property?
> > (If it is just a shorthand for this, I'm against the redundant
> marshalling
> > of this request through a new method).
> >
> > As for MULTIPUT, that sounds fine to me, but it should be accompanied by
> > a MULTIGET, which would allow reading of a resource and its metadata in
> > one transaction.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Geoff
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim Whitehead [mailto:ejw@cse.ucsc.edu]
> > Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 3:14 PM
> > To: WebDAV
> > Subject: Ideas: GETSRC & MULTIPUT
> >
> >
> > I'm interested in the list's thoughts on two ideas for DAV improvements:
> >
> > The first is to introduce a GETSRC method to support access to the
> > unprocessed source of a resource. This would decouple the
> dynamic response
> > of a resource (GET) from its static source (GETSRC).
> >
> > The second is to introduce the MULTIPUT method to support "PUT with
> > PROPPATCH" scenarios. MULTIPUT would accept some subset of
> multipart MIME
> > packages and atomically write them to the server. This would support the
> > update of a resource and its metadata in one transaction.
> >
> > - Jim
> >
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2001 09:19:07 GMT

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