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Re: [dav-dev] FW: MS IE/Office/Web Folder Behaviors with WebDAV

From: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 13:03:01 -0700
To: gershon@celsus.net
Cc: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, dav-dev@lyra.org
Message-ID: <20000630130301.W29590@lyra.org>
Hi Gary,

The first three are best answered by somebody from Microsoft who is
intimately familiar with the products. I really don't know the answers

Regarding the last question: yes, an application must take special measures
to be able to save to a DAV folder. Acrobat 4 is simply not DAV-enabled, so
it is unable to do the save. Adobe's upcoming GoLive (v5) product will be
able to save to a DAV server; I don't know if they have publicly announced
whether Acrobat 5 (or their other authoring products) will be able to.


On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 11:53:33AM -0700, Jim Whitehead wrote:
> From: Gary M Gershon [mailto:gershon@celsus.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 4:35 PM
> To: WebDAV List
> Subject: [Moderator Action] MS IE/Office/Web Folder Behaviors with
> WebDAV
> We're making progress with a fresh WebDAV implementation for document
> management using a large-scale EDMS backend.  One of the drivers of this
> project is the out-of-the-box availability of MS Office and MS Web Folder
> support.  If someone could shed some light on some of the behaviors of the
> MS Office products in a WebDAV environment, it would be helpful in
> directing our work efforts.
> 1.  Using IE, when launching an MS Office product (Word/Excel) from a web
> page URL pointing to a WebDAV server, the File>Save menu choice is
> disabled.  One can, however, do a File>Save As...  (Word and Excel are
> windowed within IE.)  Can (how does) one enable the File>Save menu
> item?  (IE 5.5, Windows 2000, Office 2000).
> 2.  Using Windows Explorer (on W2K) , the directories do not show the
> Modified Date, although the date was returned in the XML stream.  Why not?
> 3. Is there a way to customize Windows Explorer to add other columns of
> properties and file attributes returned via the XML stream?  Is there a
> toolkit or documentation to build an alternative desktop-integrated Web
> Folder view similar to the Windows Explorer experience?
> 4.  An Adobe PDF file cannot be saved to a Web Folder using Acrobat 4.06,
> although one can save to a temp directory and drag-drop the file into the
> WebDAV Web Folder.  Does writing from a Windows app to a WebDAV Web Folder
> require special File>Save API coding? (Or conversely, is it likely that
> Adobe is using non-standard tests/coding that reject Web Folders as a
> File>Save destination?)
> Gary
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Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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