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Re: CVS update: subversion/notes webdav-usage.html

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-08-14 16:12:45 CEST

>> Does this actually qualify as "using WebDAV?"

> Of course. WebDAV is a protocol. That's it. We'll use that over the
> wire. That is exactly what "using WebDAV" means :-)

"Using WebDAV" implies both that we use its wire representations and
that the server reacts to WebDAV requests in the way specified in RFC
2518. If the server reacts to WebDAV requests in a substantially
different way, then we are using a different (but confusingly similar)

If there is some HTTP or WebDAV construction which allows us to say,
"Here is a sequence of requests, make sure to apply them all
atomically," and the sequence of WebDAV requests, interpreted
according to RFC 2518 and the URL namespace we choose to present, has
the desired effect on the repository, then I'm happy.

> An "activity" is the transactional unit. We will create an activity
> at the beginning of a change set, issue a group of requests for that
> activity, then merge the activity into the repository. In HTTP
> terms, the transaction is bounded by the MKACTIVITY and MERGE
> methods. Everything between those two methods will be associated
> with the activity.

I can't find any reference to "activities" as a concept, or to the
MKACTIVITY and MERGE methods, in RFC 2518 or RFC 2616. Where should I
be looking?
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