RE: Range locking
It a'int necessarily so. Much like a LOCK is a way of breaking ties
among users w/equivalent access rights, so range locks help to break
ties for people trying to edit the same section of a document.
>From: Larry Masinter [SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Thursday, February 20, 1997 6:58 PM
>To: Yaron Goland
>Cc: 'Jim Whitehead'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
>Subject: Re: Range locking
>Was there (is there) a scenario that involves range locking?
>Range locking doesn't make sense for mutual editing of any of the
>document formats that I'm familiar with that are in common use on the
>Internet, even including Microsoft proprietary formats.
># The reason we need to be able to
># lock a portion of a document is because many people tend to share the
># same document and the ability to specify a section of the document as
># "locked", rather than locking the entire document, enhances the
># interaction of users.
>This would justify "section" locking, but not "byte range"
>locking, since in word, powerpoint, HTML, PDF, GIF, JPEG,
>tiff, and most other formats, editing a section of a document
>generally changes all of the byte ranges.