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Re: UPDATE method and forking

From: Manfred Baedke <manfred.baedke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:34:14 +0100
Message-ID: <441AE506.3070602@greenbytes.de>
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
CC: werner.donne@re.be, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Hi,

>  >
>  > I have reread section 9 of RFC 3253 and I can't find prove of a VCR being
>  > created for a working resource, but I'm misinterpreting something 
> perhaps.
> 
> Manfred's description isn't quite right ... you don't check out a working
> resource ... you create a working resource by checking out a version.

This is of course true.

> You then update the working resource (with PUT) and check it in, which
> deletes the working resource and creates a new version.  So Werner is 
> correct

My point was that the working resource itself is a VCR, whose deletion 
on a subsequent CHECKIN can be avoided using the DAV:keep-checked-out 
flag, in which case the working resource behaves much like any other VCR.

Regards,
Manfred
Received on Friday, 17 March 2006 16:34:15 GMT

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