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RE: Database-based webDAV server

From: Steve Lomicka <steve.lomicka@maximal.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:36:57 -0500
To: <simon@canto.demon.co.uk>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIGHAIKGACKJKPKIKCEELCKAA.steve.lomicka@maximal.com>
If by script you mean .ASP script, I don't think .ASP will let you intercept
HTTP requests soon enough in the IIS chain of events.  I'm feel pretty
confident that you will have to get inside of IIS via ISAPI filters and C++.

HTH, Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Simon Hill
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 5:35 PM
> To: 'WebDAV'
> Subject: Database-based webDAV server
> Hi all
> Some of you have helped me out in the past, so I am hoping this group will
> help me again.
> I need to build an IIS database-based webDAV server, for want of a better
> description.
> My fundamental problem seems to be that I can't stop IIS from taking the
> webDAV request, and, i) on the one hand, locking my script files
> as if they
> were the files to be manipulated rather than a script to be run,
> and ii) on
> the other (if I lock webDAV down in attempt to let the header rewrite pass
> to my script), forbidding passage of any webDAV HTTP at all to my
> header-rewriting ISAPI filter.
> I have to pass the webDAV traffic to a script where I can parse
> the headers
> and translate them into database calls.
> I don't want to have to write my own webDAV client to do this, as I would
> like the system to interface with Dreamweaver 4 and Homesite 5 webDAV
> clients, where the locking phenomena appears.
> I don't see any other way of implementing the multi-user,
> version-controlled
> asset management that my application needs.
> yours hopefully
> Simon
Received on Friday, 11 January 2002 12:41:26 UTC

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