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RE: Where an open source example of webdav to seamlessly access and version files?

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 11:59:52 -0800
To: <edgar@edgarschwarz.de>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005501c3fb10$c4530710$6401a8c0@lisalap>

Adobe has a different approach in its client software, which is 
WebDAV-aware.  The "Save" and "Save as" operations prompt the user
to save locally.  It's the operations for sharing with a workgroup
that "publish" the document to a WebDAV repository.  This is key
for ease of working with large documents like Photoshop files :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> edgar@edgarschwarz.de
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:49 AM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Cc: edgar@edgarschwarz.de
> Subject: Re: Where an open source example of webdav to 
> seamlessly access and version files?
> "Charlie Smith" <SmithCW@ldschurch.org> schrieb:
> > Is there available anywhere an open source example of using 
> webdav to retrieve
> > files through a browser and seemlessly work with them using 
> a client application
> > - word perfect or ms word.  Then, be able to save these 
> files with same type of
> > interface one would experience as if saving to local disk?
> Interesting question. At the moment I can mount a WebDAV 
> server as a filesystem,
> can copy from to and create versions and baselines on the server.
> (Using an Oberon client together with an Oberon server so 
> it's probably not very
> interesting for you)
> The question is whether we really want to get and save 
> seamlessly all the time.
> Suppose you edit a big file, change just a couple of lines 
> and save it again.
> If you have a low bandwidth connection this will take a lot of time.
> In this case the client should be intelligent enough to send a diff.
> Is there a standard way a client and server could do that ?
> Because that would be my next action point then :-)
> Also if you want versioning you need at least an extended 
> interface in your client.
> Cheers, Edgar
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 15:00:40 UTC

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