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BIND spec progress, extracting LOCK from RFC2518(bis), was: [Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-reschke-webdav-locking-01.txt]

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 09:03:36 +0200
Message-ID: <40BECD48.5010108@gmx.de>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Hi,

as far as I can tell, the working group hasn't come to a conclusion 
about how to proceed with the BIND spec (see summary 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/2004AprJun/thread.html#49> 
from almost two months ago). Also note that the updated charter 
(<http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/webdav-charter.html>) for the 
working group had a goal for last-calling BIND last month that we've 
already missed.

To speed things up, I have experimentally extracted LOCKING from RFC2518 
and added all open issues related to locking from the RFC2518 issues 
list. This is 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-locking-00.html>.

The derived issues list is here: 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-locking-issues.html>. 
In general, it should match the locking related part of the original 
issues list.

Revision 01 (just published: 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-locking-01.html>) 
  has some of the trivial issues resolved; also reorganizing the content 
has started. In particular:

    Add and resolve issue "rfc2606-compliance".  Resolve issues
    "extract-locking", "updated-rfc2068", "022_COPY_OVERWRITE_LOCK_NULL",
    "025_LOCK_REFRESH_BY_METHODS", "037_DEEP_LOCK_ERROR_STATUS",
    "039_MISSING_LOCK_TOKEN", "040_LOCK_ISSUES_01", "040_LOCK_ISSUES_02",
    "040_LOCK_ISSUES_05", "043_NULL_LOCK_SLASH_URL",
    "065_UNLOCK_WHAT_URL", "077_LOCK_NULL_STATUS_CREATION",
    "080_DEFER_LOCK_NULL_RESOURCES_IN_SPEC",
    "089_FINDING_THE_ROOT_OF_A_DEPTH_LOCK",
    "101_LOCKDISCOVERY_FORMAT_FOR_MULTIPLE_SHARED_LOCKS",
    "109_HOW_TO_FIND_THE_ROOT_OF_A_LOCK" and
    "111_MULTIPLE_TOKENS_PER_LOCK".  Add issue "import-gulp".  Start work
    on moving text from RFC2518 excerpts into new sections.  Define new
    compliance class "locking" (similar to "bis" in RFC2518bis, but only
    relevant to locking).  Reformatted "GULP" into separate subsections
    for easier reference.

As usual, edits are ongoing on 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-webdav-locking-latest.html>.

My goals are to drive all locking-related open issues to conclusion as 
soon as possible: this may either mean agreeing on a specific protocol 
or text change; or by explicitly rejecting the issue. This activity is 
useful to the working group no matter whether we actually *do* a 
stand-alone locking spec, or we keep it inside RFC2518bis.

Personally I think that extracting it from RFC2518 makes a lot of sense, 
and I'll try to demonstrate the benefits while I'm working on this 
(non-working-group) draft.


Best regards, Julian



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	Title		: Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Locking Protocol
	Author(s)	: J. Reschke
	Filename	: draft-reschke-webdav-locking-01.txt
	Pages		: 52
	Date		: 2004-6-2
	
This document specifies a set of methods and headers ancillary to
    HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616) and Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV,
    RFC2518) for the management of resource locking (collision
    avoidance).  It updates those sections from RFC2518 that specify
    WebDAV's locking features.

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