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Re: multiget reports Re: Thoughts on relation to WebDAV

From: Helge Hess <helge.hess@opengroupware.org>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 12:37:27 +0200
Message-Id: <B28F09B7-2D16-4CED-BB4F-BEE8A1780F3E@opengroupware.org>
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On 29.05.2008, at 12:10, Julian Reschke wrote:
> The assumption seems to be: we need multi-GET because of initial  
> sync, and thus, if we have it, we'll use it for everything.

Well, not for 'everything', for fetching changed resources from a  
server into a cache. This is a very common and useful operation. And  
its *not* just the initial sync, initial sync is just the worst case.  
Its not that unusual that hundreds of resources are changed while I'm  
out of office for a day ...

But sure, since pipelining has no good realworld adoption, it would  
have the potential to actually replace it. (just look at CSS image  

> Another approach would be to have a special GETtable resource that  
> can be used for the initial sync, and then use regular, conditional  
> GET requests for everything else....

Yes, that would be an OK workaround. But it somehow has a hackish  
feeling to me, since the obvious solution for the actual problem is  
indeed a BATCH :-)

Anyways, can we drop the generic-BATCH discussion and focus on options  
to generalize the multiget-REPORTs?

Helge Hess
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 10:38:27 UTC

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