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Re: Re (2): Where is an example of using webdav seamlessly...and version files?

From: Elias Sinderson <elias@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 19:36:04 -0800
Message-ID: <4063A524.4070808@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: edgar@edgarschwarz.de
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

I agree with Geoff where versioning is concerned, as users familliar 
with versioning will know what that means. However, for applications 
(users?) that aren't version aware I would prefer 'Publish (as)' because 
most users will have a good semantic model for the meaning of 'publish', 
indicating that you are making the resource available for others.


Elias


edgar@edgarschwarz.de wrote:

>Suppose I edit a WebDAV file with my application.
>- Now I want to save it. In a "normal" application I have "save" and "save as".
>- With a WebDAV file I guess I have "save local", "save on server", "save local as"
>  and "save on server as".
>- I think "save local as" doesn't make that much sense and can be dropped.
>- This leaves me with three choices. One should be default and be called save.
>- So my idea is to have "save", "save WebDAV" and "save WebDAV as" which means
>  a simple "save" means saving local. This could be fine for people with a slow
>  server connection.
>So do you think this sounds right for a user ?
>Would you prefer other names or choices for saving ?
>I know this isn't something the spec should say but nevertheless it would be nice
>if users would have similar menu items for saving in their upcoming WebDAV empowered
>applications. 
>BTW for versioning I have at the moment in a directory window the following
>menu items and subitems:
>- Version Do
>  - Checkin  (Which does a VERSION-CONTROL, BASELINE-CONTROL or CHECKIN depending
>    on it's target)
>  - Uncheckout
>  - Checkout
>  - Update
>- Version Report
>  - Version (For a resource or a configuration)
>  - History (For a resource or a configuration)
>  - Baseline Compare
>Naturally most of these points also can be added to an editor menu. Also there
>could be one versioning menu.
>
>Cheers, Edgar
>  
>
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