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Re: allow use of multipart/form-data in draft-reschke-webdav-post

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:30:51 +0100
Message-ID: <20091103183051.70330@gmx.net>
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Arnaud Quillaud wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Late comment on draft-reschke-webdav-post:
>
> Browser based applications are not allowed to upload files from the
> client filesystem by any mean other than using an HTML form containing
> a file param and an enctype of multipart/form-data. As a consequence,
> those applications have no way to upload local files to a WebDAV 
> repository using PUT (my knowledge of browser based technologies is 
> rather limited but I have found at least a few references to this 
> limitation).
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-reschke-webdav-post could partially
> solve this issue by simply allowing a multipart/form-data containing a 
> single subpart to be POSTed.

It could. However I'm not entirely happe with special casing a single mime type.

An alternative would be to define a *second* URI that would accept POST requests from HTML forms.

> Modifying a resource by uploading it again would still not be possible > of course but that can be somehow workarounded.

Orthogonal problem...

Best regards, Julian

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