Re: Ev2 and Authz
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:47:11 +0100 (BST)
Thomas Åkesson wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
Yes, that behaviour sounds sensible to me (just from the peanut gallery), whereas ...
> I have not had time to follow the Inherited Properties thread completely, but
We should be very cautious about proposing an apparently "simple" special case like that. A file has properties and text content; a directory has properties and children; that's how it is in Subversion. Saying that a user should be able to read part of a directory (its properties) and not the other part (its children) is breaking that relatively simple abstraction, and breaking abstractions in that way makes complications for all other software layers that try to build on top of the foundation, not to mention for the users' mental models. At first hearing, it doesn't sound like there could be any major repercussions, but after a while I suspect we might regret it.
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