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Re: IE5 Interoperability with my WebDAV server...

From: Imran Khan <imrank123@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 17:06:03 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19990326010603.2906.rocketmail@web603.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Max Rible <max@glyphica.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Thanks that really helps and gives me the behaviour I want (no junky
frontpage stuff). Interesting, MS-Author-Via must be a proprietary
header that allows probably MS DAV servers to distinguish themselves
from Frontpage server and other third-party DAV servers. So my guess is
that you sniffed the packets between either Exchange and IE, or IIS 5.0
and IE.

--Imran

--- Max Rible <max@glyphica.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 
> -- 
> %% Max Rible %% max@glyphica.com %%
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>                   %%
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>            - me   %%
> 
> 

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