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RE: MS support of WebDAV (was: RE: WEBDAV servers)

From: Alex Hopmann (Exchange) <alexhop@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 13:30:49 -0700
Message-ID: <E46F2E74BFC4CF119A8B00805FCCAB2704BDBBDB@RENCHOW>
To: "'Bruce Cragun'" <BCragun.ORM2-1.OREM2@GW.Novell.com>, ejw@ics.uci.edu, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, ricker@xmls.com
If type an HTTP URL into the "Web Folders" feature, it will send an OPTIONS
request to the server to see if the server supports DAV, and if it sees the
appropriate response, will send PROPFIND, etc. The Office 2000b1 version
uses the OLD namespace syntax- Future versions will only support the new
(current W3C spec) namespace syntax.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Cragun [mailto:BCragun.ORM2-1.OREM2@GW.Novell.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 08, 1998 12:27 PM
> To: ejw@ics.uci.edu; w3c-dist-auth@w3.org; ricker@xmls.com
> Subject: MS support of WebDAV (was: RE: WEBDAV servers)
> This release did say beta 1 of Office 2000 has WebDAV 
> support, but in examining the product we can't see any 
> evidence of it.  Any clarification from the MS people on this list?
> >>> Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu> 10/08 1:07 PM >>>
> On September 1, 1998, Jeffrey Ricker asked:
> > Has anyone built a webdav server yet? Does anyone have one 
> in the works?
> Yesterday, Microsoft publically announced broad product 
> support for WebDAV:

This was picked up in the press:


Some salient quotes from the press release:

"Microsoft plans to incorporate support for WebDAV into the Microsoft
Windows NT 5.0 Server operating system and Office 2000."

"Microsoft shipped support for the WebDAV specification with the beta 1
version of Office 2000 and the beta 2 version of Windows NT 5.0 Server..."

- Jim
Received on Thursday, 8 October 1998 16:31:11 UTC

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