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Re[2]: WEBDAV Security

From: <Dan.Ford@sherpa.com>
Date: Thu Apr 17 19:38:33 1997
Message-Id: <9703178613.AA861320475@smtpgwy.sherpa.com>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Sometimes access permissions to a document are a function of the document's 
state.  When a document is being drafted the author has write access, and maybe 
nobody else can read it;  when the document goes out for review, others gain 
read access;  when the document is ultimately approved and vaulted even the 
original author may lose write access.  

This behavior can in some cases be modeled by moving the document from a private
directory to a public one, etc.  But if there is a large variety of review 
teams, the number of combinations of permissions to set up and maintain on 
individual directories may be prohibitive.  I really like to think of access 
control as being a function of the individual document's state, part of the 
meta-information about the file.

(I'm new to the mailing list, I hope this applies.  Enlighten me if it doesn't, 

______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Re: WEBDAV Security
Author:  w3c-dist-auth@w3.org at internet-mail
Date:    4/17/97 4:11 PM

On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, Larry Masinter wrote:
> Well, just to calibrate:
>   I think from a user point of view, being able to say
> "this is public" or "this is private" for a new document
> the user has stored is far more important for DAV than
> being able to do "MOVE" or "COPY".
> Do you agree?

I agree.  I think both are important, from general usability,
but I personally would be most concerned with privacy issues
where applicable.  To the extent that if such mechanism for
determining public/private weren't available it would limit
what I would put in the repository.  I think most folks may
respond similarly,


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