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Re: Interaction of WebDAV with HTTPS and problems opening files

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 15:20:35 +0100
Message-ID: <43CA5A33.4040307@gmx.de>
To: jfeise@ics.uci.edu
CC: Ian Stokes-Rees <i.stokes-rees1@physics.ox.ac.uk>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Joachim Feise wrote:
> Ian Stokes-Rees wrote on 01/12/06 09:41:
> 
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> This may be by design. What is your default browser?
>> I am using Windows File Explorer.  I have trouble believing this is by 
>> design.  I am quite sure that with *other* WebDAV folders I've been able 
>> to open files directly.
> 
> 
> In general, non-WebDAV aware applications can not open files on a WebDAV
> server, and the 'Open' open would be grayed out.
> There are only a few Windows applications that are WebDAV aware, e.g., the
> MS Office suite. So you can open Word files located on a WebDAV server,
> but not jpeg files, for example.
> As Julian said, this is by design.

I just checked (making the IE the default browser), and there are some 
file types (such as TXT) that can be opened when IE is the default 
browser. So I'd guess it depends on how Firefox registers for certain 
filetypes. Probably this is something that can be enhanced in Firefox 
(does anybody understand *exactly* what's going on here???).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 15 January 2006 14:22:40 GMT

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