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From Christophe Dupriez <>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (JSPWIKI-454) Export tool
Date Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:25:45 GMT
Dear Florian,

Thank you very much for the information and for the link to JCR 
I begin to understand your enthusiasm ... and to be tempted to test it!

Have a nice week-end,

Christophe Dupriez

Florian Holeczek a écrit :
> Hi Christophe,
>> Some ideas come to my mind for the versioning issues...
>> * If no representation is defined for history in JCR, why did we choose
>> this "standard"? History is a major characteristic of Wiki...
> Of course there is one!
> The point is that a wiki only contains a linear history, but JCR
> defines a version management which has powerful features like branches
> and so on. This is no restriction from the application point of view,
> simply quite hard to implement from the repository point of view.
>> * Is it possible to represent an "object in history" as an object in JCR?
>>   In other words, to add paths information to designate an "historical
>> object" instead of a current object?
> Sure, there are standardized methods for accessing older versions.
>>   As one may not want to add constraints on names and paths (with 
>> conventions like $$$X at the end of the name means version X: this 
>> precludes names containing $$$), may be we can have a root level:
>>   /current/   would be the root level for all current pages
>>   /1/ would be all versions 1 of pages
>>   /2/ all versions 2
>>   ...etc...
>>   May be this is very bad in terms of access performances?
> Not sure if I understand you right, but this is a question of the
> application layer, not the data layer, isn't it?
>> * Another solution would be to say that a "Wiki page" (or attachment) is
>> not a JCR leaf object but a JCR path (directory) containing "current" 
>> for the current version, "1" for version 1, etc.
> This is a solution for the case one decides not to use the JCR
> versioning feature.
>> JCR would be (remain?) a kind of file system:
>> somebody would be kind enough to point me to a document explaining the
>> real advantage of JCR compared to a "regular" file system?
>> Is it only to remove the (sometime very deadly) differences between 
>> Windows and Unix file system?
>> If true, a simple file name marshaller/unmarshaller would be enough, 
>> isnt'it?
> It's more! Have a look at
> Especially slide #21 will answer your questions!
> Best regards
>  Florian

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