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FW: [Moderator Action] Re: Mozilla editor and DAV

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:02:00 -0700
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIKLAGLCOPGKGADOJIEBICEAA.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Caught by the spam filter.

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Stig Bakken [mailto:ssb@fast.no]
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 9:38 AM
To: John Stracke
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: Mozilla editor and DAV




On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, John Stracke wrote:

> Christian Scholz wrote:
>
> > Wouldn't it make more sense if WebDAV functionality would be implemented
> > in the underlying OS as then every application automatically would
> > have access to it.
>
> No.  Why would you want to bloat the OS with something that most
> processes don't need? Now, a common library that apps can use easily,
> that'd be different; but it certainly doesn't belong in the kernel.

IMHO, WebDAV definitely has its place in a filesystem implementation.
This won't bloat the OS (not modern ones, at least), and it provides a
useful abstraction that requires little or no no extra work for
application developers.

 - Stig
Received on Wednesday, 25 August 1999 13:09:16 GMT

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