W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > July to September 1998

Practical standard status

From: Jeffrey E. Sussna <kuanjes@beaver.slip.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 14:56:32 -0700
Message-ID: <003201bdc25f$89f728c0$52c5abcf@kuantech1.slip.net>
To: "WebDAV list" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
From a practical point of view, what is the status of the WebDAV work?
Specifically:

1. Are major vendors, either of web servers or of distributed
authoring/asset management products, participating? Is there any indication
that the proposed HTTP extensions will in fact be adopted?

2. Are the basic HTTP 1.1 methods (PUT/DELETE) any better supported than PUT
was in HTTP 1.0? There were a whole lot of FTP workarounds written due to
the fact that PUT was never reliably implemented.

3. Has anyone thought about tunneling the WebDAV protocol on top of HTTP
without extensions? This would allow real-world tools to be implemented
without waiting for basic infrastructure changes?

Jeff Sussna

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------
Kuantech
http://www.kuantech.com
Jeffrey E. Sussna, Principal                       jes@kuantech.com

Distributed Content Architectures for Mission-Critical Online Systems
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------
Received on Friday, 7 August 1998 20:02:28 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:43:47 GMT