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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (CMIS-106) Clarify types-childrenand types-descendants

    [ http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/CMIS-106?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=10188#action_10188 ] 

Al Brown commented on CMIS-106:

Is this still accurate against .6?

> Clarify types-children and types-descendants
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CMIS-106
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/CMIS-106
>             Project: OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: REST/AtomPub Binding
>    Affects Versions: Draft 0.50
>            Reporter: Ryan McVeigh
>            Assignee: Al Brown
>             Fix For: Draft 0.61
> What is the difference between TypesChildren and TypesDescendants? The description of both says they are feeds containing all the types in the repository. If both resources contain all types, then what is the difference?
>    1. I suspect that either TypesDescendants is redundant and unnecessary, or
>    2. that the descriptions are wrong, and they should be returning feeds of types that are children/descendants of a given type.
>    3. Note that there is no "typeDescendants" description in the repository services section (REST)
>    4. Also note the description of getTypes in Part 1 has a note that "CMIS will return [the types] as a flat list". It also says that if a typeId parameter is provided, then it will "only return that type and its descendants".
>        a. This makes it sound like there is no such thing as TypesChildren, and should only be TypesDescendants? And it is really not exactly descendants, since it also includes the "root" type (identified by the parameter). Gack.

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