RE: Email access to DAV functionality

Disconnected operation will be addressed, regardless of what the
requirements state. What will probably not be addressed is how e-mail
fits into that picture. Disconnected operation and e-mail are
independent issues.

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Dave Hollander [SMTP:dmh@hpsgml.fc.hp.com]
>Sent:	Wednesday, February 26, 1997 2:09 PM
>To:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: Email access to DAV functionality 
>I have been lurking on the list for several weeks now and found this
>issue forces me out into the light. 
>I find that option 3 is preferable to the other options.  While email 
>is not my priority, a model for disconnected operation is.  As the 
>architect for the corporate web group, I am finding that portable 
>computers, even though they represent only about 20% of our desktops,
>are a defining design criterion in nearly all of my efforts. 
>While resolving the apparent charter conflict between email being in-scope
>while disconnected is out of scope, you can model disconnected operation 
>and how email transport can be used to change status/state without a full 
>With the extended model, I have hopes of inter-operable solutions that
>can be used. Without it, I might as well extend the gateways used for
>the disconnected/part-time connected population to achieve 
>inter-operation, or wait for the next DAV working group.
>Best Regards,
>Dave Hollander
>Dave Hollander                    Hewlett-Packard
>Intranet Architect                3404 E. Harmony Road, MS. 6U68
>WebCOE                            Fort Collins, Colorado  80525
>dmh@corp.hp.com                   970-229-3192 
>> 3) Have email and disconnected operation be in-scope for limited contexts:
>> Quoting Larry Masinter (from the same mail message), this might take the
>> form of:
>> >define a kind of "limited disconnected operation",
>> >i.e., where the editor of resource-content is disconnected
>> >from the resource location while editing is taking place,
>> >but must be connected in order to actually update or
>> >interact with the resource.