Re: Server-generated version ids
>4. Server-generated version ids: Is there a requirement for clients to be
>able to request that the server generate an id for a new version? (18.104.22.168)
> Consider this issue from the client's point of view. The client asks
> the server to save a document as a new version. The server generates
> a new version id. The client now wants to reference the new version.
> How does the client find out what the new version id is?
Perhaps there's a way of rewriting the requirement so that it
focuses on the intent rather than the mechanism:
"A simple client should be able to create new versions and reference
the new version in a way that is transparent to the way in which
version IDs are generated, coded, or parsed. For example, if a client
saves a document as a new version and the server generates a new
ID, the client should be given or be able to easily discover the
version ID of the newly generated version."