[LON-CAPA-users] DOCS - pros and cons?

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:41:15 -0500

Felicia Berryman wrote:

> Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here are the current plans:
> >
> > * if a course coordinator also is or becomes an author in the system,
> > there will be an "archive" functionality for their DOCS. The function
> > will dump all of the current course docs into the author's construction
> > space. The reason that this is not in place yet is the extra-challenge
> > for us that the course's home server might be different from the
> > author's home server.
> I think this sounds fine except we'd have to put some sort of control
> the directory (for example /DOCS inside of the author space).  If
> someone already has /DOCS, we'd have to come up with a new scheme, or
> more likely, prevent people from creating a directory /DOCS so /DOCS
> would be reserved for just the docs back-ups.

Hmm ... yep, very true. How about using the Course-ID for the directory name,
something like /DOCS1456042b4a5351msul1? That will prevent overlaps and make
sure that archives of one and the same course always go to the same

- Gerd.