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Re: Clarification

From: Jon Radoff <jradoff@novalink.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 20:08:54 -0700
Message-ID: <33695AC6.3B9E@novalink.com>
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> The current position on this is that email access to WebDAV functionality
> is extremely desirable, but due to lack of interest on anyone's part to
> become a document editor for a document that defines both requirements for
> email access, and a mechanism for email access, at present the WG is simply
> ensuring that any design they develop does not preclude future development
> of a standard for email access to WebDAV functionality.
> 
> However, since there are many new members on the list, let me repeat my
> call for volunteers to be a document editor of a document which gives
> requirements and a proposal for implementing access to WebDAV functionality
> via email.  I suspect that this task would require a commitment of anywhere
> 

Based on this statements can it also be assumed that an intention
of WebDAV would be for it to be possible to perform WebDAV methods 
without new client software, e.g., use an HTML form to acquire 
information about desired methods and parameters which then feeds into 
the Web server a request which can be fulfilled?  In other words,
could the end-user interactive elements of the WebDAV infrastructure be
centralized at the server, utilizing the Web browser as simply a
communications channel?  Could I use IE?  Netscape 2.0?  Mosaic?
Lynx (only kidding).

Jon
Received on Thursday, 1 May 1997 20:08:20 GMT

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