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re: VC and PO: data-informing in archiving
- To: <mark>
- Subject: re: VC and PO: data-informing in archiving
- From: Eric Dean Tribble <tribble>
- Date: Sat, 2 Sep 89 20:11:53 PDT
- Cc: <us>
- In-reply-to: <MarkS.Miller'smessageofFri>,20 PDT <8909020409.AA12955@xxxxxxxxxx>
For starters, the capabilities are different. When a Stamp is
complete, it is no longer data-informable. Archiving will certainly
result in frozen Berts onto data-informable Orgls. That's the only
way to have parts of published documents stored (like the part used in
Now I'm totally confused. Why should archiving ever result in a
frozen Bert of all things? Orgls aren't data-informable, Stamps are.
Two examples to clarify this.
1) Machine A has a document X that quotes document Y. The quoted
material got transferred to A along with X. Machine A ought to
represent Y with a frozen Bert (because the actual document Y is
frozen) onto a partial orgl that just contains the quoted material.
Only when someone actually cares about Y itself does A bother
retrieving the rest of the contents from another machine.
2) Machine A has frozen Berts X and Y and all their data. X and Y
share data. Now the archiver throws away Y. Some other user later
gets Y from machine B which does not contain X. Now machine A has
both X and Y, but without the sharing information between them.