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re: collection with ordered members

From: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 12:03:51 PST
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To: howard.s.modell@boeing.com, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
At 09:15 AM 10/29/97 PDT, howard.s.modell@boeing.com wrote:
>I have what I hope is a set of simple questions.
>Given: a typical webpage with text and inline graphics.
> Is it "a compound document" by default or must it be declared as such??

I don't think DAV has any concept of "compound document".  There is nothing
to declare.   You might store the page and its graphics in a collection,
but that says nothing about the relationship amongst the pieces.  And it
has nothing to do with the topic of whether collections might have an
optional order.

As for your other questions, I am no expert but here's my answers.  If I am
wrong someone will correct me.

>	a. suppose I want to edit/replace one of the graphics.  Under
>	    the WEBDAV protocol, do I request/lock just the graphic?

Yes.  No need to lock the others.

>	    a1.  If yes, does this also request/lock the document containing it?

No.  If you lock a member, the other members remain unlocked.

>	    a2. If no, what happens when someone requests the enclosing doc?

Requests, as in GET?  The spec says that GET is entirely unaffected by
LOCK.  This should answer the remaining questions as well.

>	b. suppose the graphic in question is referenced by more than one
>		document (like a background, or "line" glyph).  

>	    b1. Does my having "checked it out" affect requests to any or all
>		 of the documents which reference it?
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