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Re: multiget reports Re: Thoughts on relation to WebDAV

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 18:33:49 +0200
Message-ID: <483D896D.7000900@gmx.de>
To: Jack Cleaver <jack@jackpot.uk.net>
CC: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Jack Cleaver wrote:
> ...
> I found both Tomcat's and Jetty's HTTP stack to be unsuitable as a basis
> for building a DAV stack. Certainly it *should* be as you suggest; but
> these programs weren't designed with this kind of extension in mind.
> Really, it is much easier to throw it all away and start again.
> 
> Jetty is much better than Tomcat in this respect; but even Jetty has
> some limitations. This isn't really criticism; designing software to be
> extensible without having much of a clue what extensions people are
> going to try and build is very difficult.
> ...

Out of curiosity: what kinds of problems did you experience?

As far as I can tell, the most compliant and complete WebDAV servers are 
currently implemented as servlets...

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 16:34:42 GMT

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