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Re: Comments on Action:draft-brown-versioning-link-relations-03

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:02:53 +0100
Message-ID: <4B13B46D.2060004@gmx.de>
To: Jan Algermissen <algermissen1971@mac.com>
CC: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, Atom-syntax Syntax' <atom-syntax@imc.org>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
Jan Algermissen wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2009, at 6:19 AM, Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
>> Note that versioning servers without working copies often still 
>> require a checkout/checkin protocol.
>> The "checkout" method is used as a notification to other users that 
>> this client is working on that resource.
>> The "checkin" method is used to tell the server "I want you to create 
>> a new version with the current content" (while a PUT just updates the 
>> current content without creating a new version).
> In this case, checkout/checkin is also orthogonal to the notion of 
> versioning and would not need to be mentioned in the spec. IOW, the only 
> reason mentioning checkin/checkout in the spec is because the definition 
> of working copy depends on it.
> ...

Does it?

"A "working copy" is a resource at a server-defined URL that can be 
modified to create a new version of a versioned resource."

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:03:35 UTC

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