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Re: WebDAV capabilities in HTML?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:04:44 +0200
Message-ID: <452E679C.5090405@gmx.de>
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>
CC: WebDav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, Rohit Khare <rohit@commerce.net>

Jim Whitehead schrieb:
> OK, it appears I wasn't clear enough in my original post. Let me try again.
> I am interested in the kinds of applications that might be possible if:
> a) a standard Web browser can act as a WebDAV client
> b) new XHTML tags existed whose semantics mapped to one or more WebDAV 
> methods
> I recognize that current web browsers currently can execute WebDAV 
> methods via Javascript. This requires a fair degree of sophistication, 
> and raises cross-browser compatibility issues. What if some set of 
> WebDAV operations were accessible via XHTML elements? This would permit 
> these operations to be specified in an XHTML document simply, ideally 
> with greater cross-platform compatibility.
> ...


Well, the cross-browser issues are IMHO slowly going away, with most 
current browsers exposing the XMLHttpRequest object (see 

I'm not sure what the chances of getting cross-browser support for new 
XHTML elements are, considering that IE7 still doesn't support XHTML at 

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2006 16:05:12 UTC

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