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W3C THP Note Comment Response

From: Mountain, Highland M <highland.m.mountain@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:32:01 -0800
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To: "'distobj@acm.org'" <distobj@acm.org>, "'www-ws@w3.org'" <www-ws@w3.org>
Cc: "Condry, Michael W" <michael.w.condry@intel.com>, "Hall, Randy E"<randy.e.hall@intel.com>, "Srinivasan, Krishnamurthy"<krishnamurthy.srinivasan@intel.com>, "Malu, Pallavi G" <pallavi.g.malu@intel.com>

Thank you for your interest in the Tentative Hold Protocol submission from
Intel.  We appreciate your comments and suggestions.  Here is our response
to your points regarding our submission:

1) One note of clarification, THP is not an RPC based protocol, but document
based  .  Also, THP does not Lock resources, but marks them as held, in a
business context.
Because of this, we believe WebDAV locking may not be appropriate.

2) Regarding a new Web DAV Hold method using an "e-tag like" mechanism, we
are uncomfortable using an HTTP extension to facilitate an application level
semantic.  We do not want to tie THP to the underlying protocol by
incorporating the Hold action to a transport protocol extension.  THP would
be better served by creating a SOAP extension to facilitate resource
Tentative Holds where the resources in question are outside the scope of the
transport protocol (these resources would typically be represented by
database records).  
3) We agree with the notion of a SOAP/HTTP extension with a non-rpc
approach, where these extensions would be facilitated via a well-understood
header.  These SOAP extensions could then be reused over other protocols. 

Please let us know if you are satisfied with the above statements or if we
misinterpreted any of your points.  If you would like to discuss this
further, we would be open to hosting a conference call, at your earliest

Thank you again for your comments.


Highland Mary Mountain

Intel Corporation
Distributed Systems Lab (DSL - CTG)
(480) 552 - 3817

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