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RE: Proposal: WebDAV and transactions

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:13:44 +0200
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>, "Gary Cowan" <Gary.Cowan@Tally.Hummingbird.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCIEHNFFAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jim Whitehead
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 9:58 PM
> To: Gary Cowan; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Proposal: WebDAV and transactions
>
>
>
> > Well I suppose, but isn't this what wrapping updates with a
> > Lock/Unlock pair is intended to accomplish. I have nothing
> > against transactions, I just don't have any need for them
> > spanning multiple WebDAV methods. Yet:)
>
> Lock/unlock doesn't give you rollback capability. Even though you're the
> only person who can write to a resource during a lock, it still may be the
> case that you're unable to complete the PROPPATCH part of a PUT/PROPPATCH
> pair. The TCP connection may go down, the server may go down, you may be
> exceeding your quota, etc.

But a deltaV working resource does... So I'd claim that this *particular*
use case already has a good solution.

> ...

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