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RE: Windows XP Webdav redirector

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 17:16:56 +0100
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCKEPBDMAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>
OK,

we finally fingured out the WebDAV redirector was refusing to connect: it
*requires* that XML elements in the DAV: namespace use a prefix. This means,
it won't recognize

	<multistatus xmlns="DAV:" />

while

	<anyprefix:multistatus xmlns:anyprefix="DAV:" />

will work.

Sigh.

It would be really great if Microsoft would start fixing the WebDAV support
in their clients and servers.

Julian


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Julian Reschke
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 7:34 PM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org
> Subject: Windows XP Webdav redirector
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I've been trying to get the WebDAV "redirector" (UA
> WebDAV-MiniRedir/5.1.2600) in Windows XP to mount our WebDAV server. I've
> found three issues for which I have workarounds, however, I'm
> still not able
> to mount from my server.
>
> Problem #1: basic authentication seems to be broken if the redirector
> *prompts* for the credentials. If you supply them on the command line:
>
> 	"net use * URI password /user:username"
>
> it seems to work.
>
> Problem #2: given a URI like "http://server/a/b/c", the client
> tries OPTIONS
> and PROPFIND on "http://server/a" (which is wrong because this
> resource may
> not be WebDAV enabled). A similar (known!) problem exists in IE's "open as
> web folder", while mounting a web folder using network places behaves
> correctly.
>
> Problem #3: the URI may not contain a port number (even if it's 80!)
>
> All these problems lead to error message 67 ("network name not
> found") with
> absolutely no useful additional information.
>
>
> After working around these issues, I can get the redirector to issue a
> PROPFIND (Depth: 0) against by target URI (with correct Basic
> Authentication
> credentials), and my server is responding with 207 (MULTISTATUS) and a
> response body which seems to be just fine (and is accepted by the
> webfolder
> client). However, I'm still getting error #67.
>
> Did anybody else have a similar problem and knows what might be
> going wrong?
>
> Julian
>
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 11:17:29 GMT

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