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Re: Deleting annotations with replies

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 21:31:18 -0500
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To: Matthew Wilson <matthew@mjwilson.demon.co.uk>, "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>
Cc: www-annotation@w3.org

What we eventually want is that the group using the service can easily 
define these things e.g. annotations with replies cannot be deleted by 
anyone or deleting annotations with replies also deletes the whole thread 
or something else that makes sense.

With annotest server we experimented with not letting annotations be 
deleted if they have replies so current behavior seems to be a bug.


At 07:42 PM 11/16/2002 +0000, Matthew Wilson wrote:

>At 14:05 16/11/02 -0500, Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>>On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 11:18:57AM +0000, Matthew Wilson wrote:
>> >
>> > At the moment, I seem to be able to delete annotations which have replies
>> > (using Amaya). Is this an intended change or a bug?
>>I thought it was always so. We had lengthly discussions about this,
>>and, in the end, it was an arbitrary choice between A's right to
>>retract what he said and B's right to be able to refer to something
>>What do you think?
>I think that you used to get an error "509 Protocol Vaguery" if you tried 
>to delete an annotation which had replies. But maybe I'm wrong.
>I was wondering if some of the reply-related server code had changed, 
>because my development version of Annozilla seems not to be picking up 
>replies created by Amaya any more. In fact, even if I go straight to the 
>server with
>http://annotest.w3.org/annotations?w3c_replyTree=annotation URI
>I don't see what I expect.
>Matthew Wilson
Received on Saturday, 16 November 2002 21:31:48 UTC

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