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Re: Inherited properties for autoprops and log message templates.

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2005-07-01 20:21:38 CEST

John Peacock wrote:
> steveking wrote:
>> John Peacock wrote:
>>> I think at one point I suggested that iprops have a trinary nature,
>>> instead of binary:
>>> 1) name
>>> 2) value
>>> 3) inheritable
>> I think a fourth value would be best:
>> 4) file, folder, file/folder
>> to indicate where the property can be set.
> Files cannot contain anything, hence the concept of inheritance is
> meaningless there. What you mean?

Well, I'm thinking about how windows inherits ACLs (which
is a similar problem):

   Some ACLS are inherited only by child directories.

   Some ACLs are inherited only by child files.

   Some ACLs are inherited by both.

   Some ACLs are 'inherit only' -- in other words, they
   don't apply to the parent container, only to children
   (either directories or files or both.)

Now I'm not sure we want that much complexity in inheritable



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