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Re: Exclusive Locking: design in a nutshell

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-20 02:29:17 CEST

On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 18:42, Greg Hudson wrote:
> Well, as others have pointed out, you've invented something that works
> for WebDAV and doesn't work for Subversion.

Yeah, looks like a semantic incompatibility, eh?

DAV says that every PUT to a resource, regardless of whether it's locked
or not, should be GETtable by the whole world.

Subversion then has the choice of (1) making every PUT into a commit,
which can get very messy and annoying with most auto-saving DAV clients,
or (2) violate DAV, and make a lock-holder's GET show something
different than what the general public sees.

Gstein, our resident DAV expert, has a proposal to resolve this. I just
alerted him to this thread, so he'll be posting shortly.

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