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RE: WebDAV and Netscape ES 3.0

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 12:53:46 -0800
Message-ID: <01BD4123.3EF2C400.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
To: "'Sajith Kumar'" <sajith@wallop.com>, "w3c-dist-auth@w3.org" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Hi Sajith,

While I understand that prototype WebDAV servers are being developed by 
several
universities, corporations and research labs, there are currently no 
publically available web servers which implement the latest WebDAV 
specification.  Perhaps I should award a prize to the first compliant, 
interoperable, client-server pair which uses WebDAV level 2.  One prize 
idea is a copy of the WebDAV spec. and a pair of scissors (it's not done 
'til there's nothing left to cut :-), although I think putting the Design 
Team in a dunking booth and then giving the developers chances to dunk us 
might prove to be more of an incentive :-)

Yes, Netscape Enterprise Server does have several features which overlap in 
functionality with WebDAV functionality, as they were developed before the 
WebDAV effort began in 1996 (there is a link to an early Netscape DA 
proposal on the WebDAV home page). However, engineers from Netscape have 
been working on the WebDAV specification since November, 1996, and, while I 
will let list members who work for Netscape speak to Netscape's future 
plans if they wish, my understanding is they are very supportive of WebDAV.

- Jim

On Tuesday, February 24, 1998 11:44 AM, Sajith Kumar 
[SMTP:sajith@wallop.com] wrote:
>
> Is there any popular Web Servers implemented WebDAV yet?
> Seems like Netscape Enterprise Server talks about Distributed Authoring
> and Versioning and Netscape provide classes for accessing Netscape DAV
> functionality. Does Netscape DAV is compatible with WebDAV. It seems
> like the HTTP extension methods are different in Netscape
> implementation, like GETATTRIBUTES .
> Thanks
> sajith@wallop.com
> 
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 1998 16:17:22 GMT

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