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Re: IETF meeting comments

From: Frank Lowney <frank.lowney@mac.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 13:19:57 -0400
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Bob Denny <rdenny@dc3.com> remarked:

>Julian, et al. --
>Thanks for your fast response. Lisa D. also answered privately. I do
>appreciate the concerns of you both :-))
>Creating an empty file when a lock null is received will certainly make
>things possible again. I will try it, and press onward. My goal for the
>moment is just to get DAV working with Dreamweaver, so that should reduce
>the scope of patterns I must deal with :-)
>One possibly useful thing would be to encourage the DAV client developers
>to respect the DAV version and the list of DAV commands returned in an
>OPTIONS request. It seems that at least some clients (GoLive and
>Dreamweaver at least) don't look to see if LOCK and UNLOCK are in the
>OPTIONS list. They send LOCK/UNLOCK regardless.
>I got wound up tightly trying to support Microsoft's clients (with their
>need for MS-Author-Via: DAV, non-standard dates, and crazy "extensions")
>and gave up. I really don't care any more about Microsoft's DAV usage :-)))

I may be mistaken but wouldn't MS prefer that everyone use MS FrontPage extensions instead of WebDAV?  MS says 'embrace and extend' when perhaps they are thinking 'embrace, extend and wreck.'

>Thanks also for the reference to papers. I'll review them.
>  -- Bob

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