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Re: Fwd: RE: MS IE/Office/Web Folder Behaviors with WebDAV

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 08:42:22 -0700
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Accidentally caught by the spam filter.  Gary's email has been added to the
accept2 list for w3c-dist-auth, so no further emails should be bounced.
Well, unless he tries to send us a bit of infectous humor...

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary M Gershon [mailto:gershon@celsus.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 3:43 PM
To: Dennis E. Hamilton
Cc: WebDAV List
Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: Fwd: RE: MS IE/Office/Web Folder
Behaviors with WebDAV

Dennis, When the document (Word/Excel...) is opened within IE, the IE menu
items are basically replaced by new menu choices that are composites of IE
and the application choices. Thus, the Help menu has both IE Help and Excel
Help choices

For the Edit menu, one gets all the standard cut/paste/clear items and one
can readily edit the document within IE.

The File menu does not have Save, but does have Save As...  When one
presses the Back button, a message box appears to ask about saving or
discarding the changes to the document, or else cancelling the operation.

This is consistent with other Office documents that are opened in read-only
mode.  One can change them, but not readily save them over the original.


>>Reply-To: <infonuovo@email.com>
>>From: "Dennis E. Hamilton" <infonuovo@email.com>
>>To: <gershon@celsus.net>
>>Cc: "WebDAV WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
>>Subject: RE: MS IE/Office/Web Folder Behaviors with WebDAV
>>Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 17:18:27 -0700
>>X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook IMO, Build 9.0.2416 (9.0.2910.0)
>>Importance: Normal
>>When you open the document in the IE window, is the Edit button active on
>>the toolbar?
>>What does it do if you press it -- give you a separate application or do
>>start editing in IE?
>>-- Dennis
>>AIIM DMware Technical Coordinator
>>Dennis E. Hamilton
>>tel. +1-206-779-9430 (gsm)
>>fax. +1-425-793-0283
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Gary M Gershon [mailto:gershon@celsus.net]
>>Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 6:02 PM
>>To: Tim Ellison/OTT/OTI; WebDAV WG
>>Cc: dav-dev@lyra.org
>>Subject: [Moderator Action] RE: MS IE/Office/Web Folder Behaviors with
>>[ ... ]
>>My conclusion, at the moment, is that if the user desires to click on a MS
>>Office document URL to a WebDAV server and edit the document, then one
>>needs to have modified the File Type entry to un-check the 'Browse in same
>>window' option.
>>Does anyone know if there is a way to build the URL in the web page to
>>force the application to be launched separately, rather than within the IE
>>window, so that the workstation's File Type entry wouldn't need to be
>>changed?  Perhaps JavaScript, an Applet, or an ActiveX control could do
>>this?  What would be the best practice?
>>[ ... ]

Gary M. Gershon  -- gershon@celsus.net
Received on Friday, 7 July 2000 11:46:30 UTC

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