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Re: WebDAV capabilities in HTML?

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 09:04:15 +0200
Message-ID: <452DE8EF.8080104@re.be>
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>
Cc: WebDav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Hi Jim,

If you combine HTML with the AJAX approach you can probably create a
full-fletched WebDAV client. With this approach you can send and
receive XML messages and JavaScript allows you to modified the
current document in the browser.



Jim Whitehead wrote:
> All,
> I am interested in your ideas on what WebDAV capabilities inside HTML 
> might look like.
> A Master's student at UC Santa Cruz is starting to explore this idea. 
> So far we are able to grab properties from a web resource and insert 
> them into an HTML page, and there are also facilities for iterating 
> over all resources in a collection while grabbing properties and 
> inserting them into the HTML. At present, we have only explored read-
> only scenarios.
> So, what kinds of scenarios could be supported by DAV-in-HTML, and  what
> kinds of capabilities would HTML need to support to make this  possible?
> Being able to write to properties seems potentially useful, though  it's
> unclear whether this is better than using native HTML forms and  POSTing
> data.
> - Jim

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