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From Julian Reschke <julian.resc...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: references best-practises?
Date Mon, 25 May 2009 13:03:35 GMT
Kristian Rink wrote:
> ...
>>>From a Unix system point of view, the idea of symlinks comes to mind.
> Browsing the web a little, I found several resources on references in JCR /
> Jackrabbit, leaving me with two options to consider:
> 
> (a) Use "references"; following [1] which outlines that at least this is
> possible somehow. Asides not yet having figured out how to get this done
> correctly, some of the drawbacks outline in [1] sound sane enough to think
> twice.
> 
> (b) Use some "reference property" in order to, in a node, keep some UUID or
> path or whatever telling where to find the actual content.
> ...

Actually, from a Unix system point of view, I think that *hard* links 
should come to mind first.

The equivalent of them have been introduced in JCR 2.0 as "shareable 
nodes", so you can experiment with them in Jackrabbit trunk already.

BR, Julian

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