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RE: MOVEs across file systems

From: Dyer, Kevin <kevin.dyer@matrixone.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 08:48:31 -0500
Message-ID: <9150DCE0CCB4D411A7DB00508BB0DBF2052084ED@msx1am.matrixone.net>
To: "'Clemm, Geoff'" <gclemm@rational.com>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Just putting in my 0.02 Galactic credits to make sure we keep in mind that
some implementations will not be limited by a file system paradigm as the
underlying engines will provide an abstraction to the actual source data.
These systems use meta-data as the pointer to the actual source data which
can exist on completely different servers and file systems. So moving data
across a resources is as easy as creating a DB relationship. The actual
source data is not moved and the system retains one version of the truth.

Kevin 

  >-----Original Message-----
  >From: Clemm, Geoff [mailto:gclemm@rational.com]
  >Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 3:18 PM
  >To: 'WebDAV'
  >Subject: RE: MOVEs across file systems
  >
  >
  >
  >That would be fine with me as well.
  >
  >Just to be clear, this means the binding spec would state:
  >
  >A server that supports BIND MUST implement MOVE/DELETE with
  >rebind/unbind semantics.  We will also define a parameter to
  >MOVE/DELETE that allows a user to explicitly request the
  >"best effort" style processing (that is OK because the user is
  >explicitly stating that trashing multiple binding semantics is
  >what they want).
  >
  >Cheers,
  >Geoff
  >
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