[Standards] publish+configure again

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at jajcus.net
Fri Mar 30 13:14:18 UTC 2007


On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 01:36:39PM +0100, Ian Paterson wrote:
> Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> >So as long as
> >it is possible to configure a node without publishing new item that
> >replaces old one, p+c won't work.
> >  
> 
> p+c will make it much less likely, but *not* impossible, that clients 
> will inadvertently interfere with one another.

IMHO using p+c may make this problem even more more likely. When a node
is configured only when created and later only if user asks, things are
predictable -- if it worked, it will still work. If any client would
change node settings on each item publish, then any client would change
settings of the node, whenever it makes sense or not. Let the node
configuration be an account setting, not a client setting (most probably
hard-coded in most clients).

The default configuration should be defined in such way so it doesn't
require any change in most (or the simplest, not to make simple things
difficult) cases.

Greets,
        Jacek



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