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RE: MOVEs across file systems

From: Clemm, Geoff <gclemm@rational.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 09:25:55 -0500
Message-ID: <E4F2D33B98DF7E4880884B9F0E6FDEE2021C6161@SUS-MA1IT01>
To: "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Yes, one of the challenges of the binding protocol is to make sure
that we provide a simple and sensible model for the kind of system
that Kevin describes (since they are the systems that are most likely
to require and use a multiple-binding model), while still providing
sensible interoperation with file-system based implementations.

In particular, I believe it is likely that a repository such as the
one Kevin describes is likely to refuse to do anything other than
REBIND for MOVE and UNBIND for DELETE, both for performance and
semantic reasons.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dyer, Kevin [mailto:kevin.dyer@matrixone.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:49 AM
To: 'Clemm, Geoff'; 'WebDAV'
Subject: RE: MOVEs across file systems

Just putting in my 0.02 Galactic credits to make sure we keep in mind that
some implementations will not be limited by a file system paradigm as the
underlying engines will provide an abstraction to the actual source data.
These systems use meta-data as the pointer to the actual source data which
can exist on completely different servers and file systems. So moving data
across a resources is as easy as creating a DB relationship. The actual
source data is not moved and the system retains one version of the truth.
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