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Why working-copy belongs into draft-brown-versioning-link-relations

From: Jan Algermissen <algermissen1971@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:46:32 +0100
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, atom-syntax-request@imc.org
Message-id: <AB96A49D-5B0A-4473-8025-15649738F98A@mac.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
I have been wondering, whether working-copy should be included in the  
draft, or if it was too specific to particular versioning systems.  
Here is why I think it belongs into the draft:

Regardless of the kind of versioning system, there will allways be a  
copy of the versioned resource that serves as the basis for the change  
the user makes. Even in the case of updating an unversioned HTTP  
resource the user retrieves a representation of the resource, modifies  
this local (working-) copy and then updates the resource with the  
modified representation.

There is a special case where working copies are maintained by the  
server and made available to the user and only in this case the user  
does not necessarily know or have a hold of her working copy. The  
working copy link relation addresses exactly this special case.

 From this POV the working-copy link relation *completes* the draft  
regarding all aspects of working copies when interacting with  
authoring systems. Hence - it should be in there (as it currently is).


On Dec 4, 2009, at 11:03 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> (FYI)
> Internet-Drafts@ietf.org wrote:
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts  
>> directories.
>> 	Title           : Link Relations for Simple Version Navigation
>> 	Author(s)       : A. Brown, et al.
>> 	Filename        : draft-brown-versioning-link-relations-04.txt
>> 	Pages           : 14
>> 	Date            : 2009-12-04
>> This specification defines Atom link relations for navigation between
>> a resource and its versions.
>> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
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Jan Algermissen

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