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RE: web-dav uploading a folder

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:38:56 +0200
To: "Lu Tian \(by way of \"Ralph R. Swick\" <swick@w3.org>\)" <lut321@mail.usask.ca>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
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> [mailto:www-webdav-dasl-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Lu Tian (by way of
> "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>)
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> Subject: web-dav uploading a folder
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> Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 11:42:32 -0400 (EDT)
> Message-id: <002401c1e494$8b0be5b0$dc82e980@usask.ca>
> From: Lu Tian <lut321@mail.usask.ca>
> To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
> Hi,
>    i'm working on a project called"student assignment handin system". The
> basic idea is for the students being able to handin (upload) their
> assignment throught internet(using http), and their files will be
> stored on
> our server.
>    We are investigating into different technologies to come up with a
> solution that will best suit our need. We found out about webdav,
> and think
> it might be a suitable solution. Please excuse me for my ignorance of
> web-dav technology, i have some general questions about web-dav. Any help
> will be greatly appriciated.

First of all, you'd better ask on the webdav (dist-auth) mailing list (see
pointers on http://www.webdav.org).

> I know web-dav is a extension to http protocol, in  order to use it, we
> need to implement the client and the server side applications(we are
> thinking of using java or perl). I just installed apache2, which includes
> the mod-dav module. now here are my questions:
> 1. does mod-dav act as a server application already? what else
> (program) do
> we need to handle the client requests?

AFAIK, that's all you need.

> 2. can web-dav handle multiple file uploads? for example if the student
> choose to hand in a fold which contains multiple files, will
> web-dav handle
> that? or can we program it in the server side application?

WebDAV handles this as creating a collection, and uploading the contained
resources individually.
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 08:39:35 UTC

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