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Re: Locking UI comments

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-14 18:49:20 CEST

On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 11:31, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Blind LOCKing is something that a normal WebDAV client could do, but that
> > doesn't prevent us from supporting a LOCK request that does automatic and
> > atomic update-to-dateness checking; I don't think they're mutually
> > exclusive.
> Agreed.

There's no need to invent extra protocol machinery. The client can
issue a LOCK request (blowing out if someone else already holds the
lock), then check for up-to-dateness, and then release the lock if it's
not up to date. This is perfectly atomic.

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