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[DPF] Inconsistency needs discussion

From: Keith Waters <kwaters@ftrd.us>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 09:12:51 -0400
Message-Id: <933735C7-09AF-404A-ABBE-18FB825A2CE5@ftrd.us>
To: www-di@w3.org

Hi Jeremy,

This message contains a response to comments on

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-DPF-20041122/

s11.
inconsistency needs discussion

Section 4.1.2 describes the use of DPF in distributed systems.
Within these, latencies are such that inconsistency is likely.
The DPF specification should take a position such as inconsistent
values may be returned to the application, and the application has
to deal with it, or that given some appropriate additional methods
the application can get a consistent snapshot of the state.

Response:

This is not a unique problem to DPF and there is no guarentee of  
service.
Also, there will always be some level inconsistency and has to be  
delt within the application space.

-Keith Waters
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2005 13:13:24 GMT

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