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Re: PATCH thoughts...

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:13:34 -0600 (MDT)
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.58.0404291204130.48149@measurement-factory.com>

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> So please voice your opinions on this issue to help me off this
> fence.  Should PATCH require support for one diff format, and if so,
> what?

Is there a diff format that accommodates all of these:
	- text patching with fuzzy offsets (like Larry Wall's patch)
	- binary patching based on offsets
	- patching not based on offsets

If yes, use it at a SHOULD level. If not, then it looks like it would
be a mistake to pick a "winner" at this time.

> Should it register MIME types for VCDiff and/or GDiff (ouch)?

Looks like out of PATCH scope to me. Can be done in a separate
document if needed.


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