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

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:17:14 -0500
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF76D3E91C.6FF9253A-ON85256E63.0042FF77-85256E63.00436F43@us.ibm.com>

That makes sense ... in fact, an interoperable client could have the
following logic:
- if local storage is available, provide a "save" and "save as" operation.
- if the WebDAV server is available:
  - if the resource is under version control, provide a "checkin" 
  - otherwise; provide a "publish" operation

Note: we are defining client design issues, rather than protocol issues,
but since the mailing list has been rather quiet and there are a lot of
client implementors on this list, I think this is reasonably on-topic
(if anyone disagrees, please let me or the list know).


Elias wrote on 03/25/2004 10:36:04 PM:
> 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.
> 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 
> >- 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 
> >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 
> >could be one versioning menu.
> >
> >Cheers, Edgar
> > 
> >
Received on Friday, 26 March 2004 07:18:11 UTC

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