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Typical usage of a multiway shared editor is envisaged as being in a ``meeting'' with a number of people at geographically distributed sites. Although the number of people actually making changes to a document at any time is likely to be relatively small, we wish to avoid placing constraints on the number of people able to participate in such a meeting. In particular, we do not wish the load8.1 on any participating component to scale8.2 with the number of participants.