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Re: IE5 Interoperability with my WebDAV server...

From: Max Rible <max@glyphica.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:06:39 -0800
Message-Id: <4.1.19990325150152.00a3b5a0@shell7.ba.best.com>
To: Imran Khan <imrank123@yahoo.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
At 08:23 3/25/99 -0800, Imran Khan wrote:
>Hi Folks,
>Since some of you have done IE5 interoperability testing successfully I
>was wondering if you could help me out. When I do try to access my
>WebDAV server and open it as Web Folder, IE sends the following
>request:
>
>OPTIONS / HTTP/1.1
>
>and my response is:
>HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 20:52:29 GMT
>Accept-Ranges: none
>Allow: OPTIONS, GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, COPY, MOVE, MKCOL,
>PROPFIND, PROPPATCH
>Public: OPTIONS, GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, COPY, MOVE, MKCOL,
>PROPFIND, PROPPATCH
>DAV: 1, 2
>
>But right after this my guess is IE thinks I am a frontpage server
>instead of WebDAV Server and sends the following request:
>"GET /_vti_inf.html HTTP/1.1", and after that POST something and so on.
>
>How do I workaround this, should I be sending redirector or something.
>Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Urk.  IE 5 is finicky.  I recommend getting a TCP packet snooper and 
watching the interaction between IE 5 and a server that does speak
its brand of WebDAV.

One thing I've noticed in doing this kind of sniffing is that there's
a header that you can return with OPTIONS:

MS-Author-Via: DAV

that may help.

IE 5.0 Beta didn't like default namespaces; I haven't tested to see if
IE 5 has fixed that yet.  I'm not sure, but I think it needs to have
the status tag come before the prop in a propstat.

Be prepared for its upload.  When you drop something into Web Folders,
it first does a HEAD on the prospective location, then does a PUT
with Content-Length: 0, and then another PUT with the actual file.

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Received on Thursday, 25 March 1999 18:10:37 GMT

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