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Legacy authoring environments (was GET for Edit)

From: David G. Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 11:50:44 -0400
Message-Id: <v02130502ae5353c57cec@[]>
To: www-vers-wg@ics.uci.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
At 2:01 AM 9/4/96, Larry Masinter wrote:
>I don't think there are any legacy authoring environments that use PUT
>without also using a bunch of non-standard stuff around it.

   As far as I can tell, Netscape Navigator gold just does a PUT as far as
I can tell. With a non-locking version server, this could be made to do the
"right thing" (eg create a new descendant, forking if necessary).  What I'm
worried about with a new content-type is that we would have a more-complex
implementation, not compatible with non-versioning "PUT"-style clients. I
guess the servers could implement 2 protocols, but is this the best way?

   -- David

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Received on Thursday, 5 September 1996 13:09:03 UTC

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