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Re: Locking UI comments

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-10-14 09:39:55 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> ...
> 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.

As far as I know this has been fixed in more recent Office versions. I'd
recommend not to put in any workarounds before any actual problems are
reported (by people running Office with all applicable patches applied).

> 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

I'll try to test with Office that when I have time.

Julian (R)

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