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Re: WebDAV Packaging Format

From: Chris Knight <Christopher.D.Knight@nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 12:12:11 -0700
Message-ID: <3F81BE8B.6030001@nasa.gov>
To: Christian Niles <christian@unit12.net>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Christian Niles wrote:

> I'm curious to know if anyone has ever worked on a zip/tar-like file 
> format for packaging a WebDAV repository. Essentially, this would 
> allow someone to backup a WebDAV repository and move it to a different 
> server. In my case, I need to preserve dead properties since the CMS 
> I'm developing uses them in some cases to mark files for specific 
> processing. I'd also like to be able to package administration files 
> used by my web-based interface in a generic way for easy installation. 
> I don't need to support versioning at this stage, though at a later 
> stage import/export without loss of versioning histories would be nice.
> My first stab at such a format would be to simply use the zip format 
> with a standard layout for properties and resources. Support for 
> versioning, I imagine, would be harder for various reasons, and be 
> less portable between servers using just the WebDAV protocol. However, 
> a common format might allow greater interoperability if each 
> implementation supported import and export.
> Thanks for any comments or links to existing projects dealing with 
> this issue. I'm obviously curious to know how others have dealt with 
> moving their repositories around.

Take a look at sitecopy? It might be a good starting point...

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