6 Level 1 Repository Features

The following section explains level 1 of the API on a functional basis. For an explanation organized on an interface-by-interface basis, see the accompanying Javadoc.

Level 1 defines a read-only repository. This encompasses the following functionality:

Where a level 2 repository (or a repository supporting an optional feature, such as versioning) would differ from a purely level 1 repository, the relevant difference is noted.

Since level 2 is a superset of level 1, anything required for level 1 compliance is automatically required for level 2 (see 4.2 Compliance Levels). Thus, this section applies to level 2 implementations as well.

Note that in the discussion below, reference to a “level 1 repository” means a repository that implements only level 1 features.