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Re: Locking UI comments

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2004-10-14 01:34:22 CEST

--On Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:07 PM -0700 Justin Erenkrantz
<justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:

> shouldn't (and is permitted by DeltaV), but I'm not 100% sure. I'm going to
> ask some of the WebDAV folks around the office though... -- justin

Okay, some more replying to myself. ;-)

I talked to some WebDAV-savvy folks around the office and here's what they

1) Locks shouldn't touch the repository number. It's indeed metadata, but it
doesn't invoke a MERGE which is what we'd use to alter the repository revision.

2) Warnings about goofy WebDAV clients that do LOCK. The ones in Adobe are
fairly good. However, the WebDAV client in Word/Office has goofy LOCK
semantics. Apparently, it asks for a LOCK with a two minute timeout period.
At the *end* of two minutes (i.e. after the lock should have expired), it'll
refresh the lock. There were some mod_dav fixes inserted to give an implicit
grace period to time-sensitive locks.

This conversation reminded me that I haven't seen any discussion of locks for
Subversion that have a timeout, while WebDAV does have locks that timeout.
So, I wonder if we need to add that functionality or not as some WebDAV
clients will expect that behavior. -- justin

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