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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: wagon changes
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2004 20:33:19 GMT
On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 11:43, Brett Porter wrote:
> >Why does Wagon need to deal with metadata at all. Our goal was to limit
> >it strictly to a transport mechanism. What metadata do we need? I don't
> >think we need any in Wagon, the metadata stuff is for maven-artifact.
> >  
> >
> That was the original point I made, so I'm glad that's cleared up. What 
> I said was:
> "I understand that it is repository independant transport mechanism. I 
> don't see why the last-modified, if supported, would not be part of 
> wagon as it is part of the transport mechanism. Is this right?"

Yup, I agree with that completely. We're on the same page.

> I need to clear up what I mean by Last-Modified: I mean where you are 
> using the physical representation of the file to obtain it (an HTTP 
> header, a file timestamp), where it is supported. I understand you want 
> to put that information into the repository instead, but I think it is 
> still useful to be able to determine it from the transport, especially 
> if we want to support repositories without htis metadata currently.

Definitely good to be metadata and repository independent.

> Maybe its just timestamp and length, so we can add "getIfNewer" and 
> "putIfNewer" to Wagon and be done with it?


> - Brett
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Jason van Zyl

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