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RE: MS Web Folders and properties...

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 16:58:00 -0700
To: Gabriel Lawrence <gabe@kovair.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

> We are looking to use WebDAV as part of our server to handle the
> document management ui. One thing we collect in our current HTML version
> is some meta information for each file. I see the WebDAV protocol
> supports setting properties for files, but what I dont see anywhere is
> how the tools available out there work... If I set up our server to ask
> for a description property, how can a user specifiy that property using
> MS Web Folders, or any of the other ways?

At present, MS Web Folders do not allow you to set arbitrary properties on
WebDAV resources. Since Office 2000 uses Web Folders, arbitrary WebDAV
properties cannot be set in Office applications.  Since many Office
applications do allow within-object metadata to be set, it is conceivable
that an intelligent WebDAV server could extract this within-object metadata,
and expose it as a WebDAV property value.

- Jim
Received on Friday, 12 May 2000 19:59:45 UTC

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