Re: [unrev-II] Use Case...Competing Reductions

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 21:18:10 PDT

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    Rod Welch wrote:
    > What is the rationale for replacing...
    "Replacing" entails using the new version instead of
    the old *and* including a link that takes you to the

    If you don't replace, you will indeed be inundated by
    a proliferation of versions. Replacement is a
    necessity. It's also the only way to eliminate
    extraneous parts of the discussion, unless you delete
    them (which we all agree is not desirable).

    We may need something else, as well: some concept of
    a "Candidate Reduction", where the new version is
    offered as a replacement for the old, and only becomes
    "official" when accepted. It's something to think about
    in a fully-collaborative setting, like a discussion
    of this nature.

    For a "document" that accretes comments, though, issuing
    a new version is a normal activity -- and the activity for
    which comments were solicited in the first place. In that
    case, though, issuing a new version must be restricted to
    the document's author(s).

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