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Re: Annotea Protocols - Updating annotation query

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 10:47:01 -0500
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To: Matthew Wilson <matthew@mjwilson.demon.co.uk>, www-annotation@w3.org
Cc: eric@w3.org
Hi Matthew!

At 09:59 PM 2/12/2002 +0000, Matthew Wilson wrote:
>Does an update replace the old annotation, or does it overwrite the old 
>data? For example, if I wish to update the body of an annotation, but keep 
>the author etc. the same, can I send a message containing just d:date and 
>a:body, or do I have to send all the old metadata too?

Checked with Eric to be sure:
Update replaces the old annotation. You have to make a new copy of all the 
data that was in the previous message as the data collected from the 
previous message is deleted. Adding new body or title does not delete the 
old one as there can be several.

I'll cc Eric, if you want to discuss more about the implementation or 

Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 10:49:44 UTC

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