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RE: DAV and Microsoft Web Folders

From: Gillen, David S <david.gillen@pnl.gov>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:14:46 -0800
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Message-id: <656E0E8676B66C4CAE912DDDB0B5BD1E03E193C9@pnlmse24.pnl.gov>

> From: Yves Lafon [mailto:ylafon@w3.org] 
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 1:28 PM
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Gillen, David S wrote:
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm new to Jigsaw and am very intrigued by its 
> architecture.  We are 
> > interested in deploying it as a WebDAV server, but we can't seem to 
> > get the built-in Microsoft Web Folders WebDAV client to recognize 
> > Jigsaw as a WebDAV server.  I can connect to Jigsaw with 
> DAVExplorer, 
> > so I know I have WebDAV configured and running properly 
> within Jigsaw, 
> > and I've used Web Folders to connect to other WebDAV servers (like 
> > mod_dav).  Is there some special setting I need to change to make 
> > Microsoft Web Folders recognize Jigsaw?  I get the generic 
> error that 
> > the folder I specified is not valid
> >
> > I'm running Jigsaw WebDav 2.1.2 as the server on my Windows PC, and 
> > also running Windows XP as the WebDAV client.
> Ah it is a very old version of Jigsaw, you might want to 
> upgrade to the latest release, lots of things has been added 
> in the WebDAV support to provide better compatibility with 
> the behaviour of some clients.
> To do so, just update the jars, with the one in the new 
> release, it will automatically update the configuration of 
> your existing setup.
> Regards,
> --
> Yves Lafon - W3C
> "Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras."

I did a little snooping around, and noticed that Jigsaw does not add the MS-Author-Via header to its response messages.  This header is not part of the WebDAV standard, but is included in many WebDAV server implementations to be compatible with Microsoft clients.  I added the header to my own copy of the Jigsaw source, and bingo!  Jogsaw started working with Microsoft WebDAV clients.  Any chance of including this header in a future release of Jigsaw, or making it a configurable option?

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