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Re: IE5 Interoperability with my WebDAV server...

From: Imran Khan <imrank123@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 11:29:40 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19990325192940.6297.rocketmail@web608.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, alexhop@microsoft.com, lisal@microsoft.com, brian@digicool.com
I do return 404 on GET. I haven't implemented POST so i need to put some
stub for POST, or maybe even a 501 (Method not implemented). I guess you
are right if I do normal processing it should be ok. I was just
debugging on the server side and expected PROPFIND after OPTIONS and
since I saw GET/POST, I thought maybe I am doing something wrong. I
think once I handle POST it should be ok.


--- Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> wrote:
> Imran Khan wrote:
> > ...
> > But right after this my guess is IE thinks I am a
> frontpage server
> > instead of WebDAV Server and sends the following
> request:
> > "GET /_vti_inf.html HTTP/1.1", and after that POST
> something and so on.
> > 
> > How do I workaround this, should I be sending
> redirector or something.
> > Any help would be deeply appreciated.
> IE5 trys FrontPage first, then falls back to DAV.
> Just return 404 for
> the GET /_vti_inf.html. IE will follow that up with a
> /_vti_bin/shtml.exe/_vti_rpc, which you should also
> return 404 on.
> In other words, don't do anything special, but let
> your standard
> GET/POST processing handle the failure. IE5 will do
> another OPTIONS,
> followed by a PROPFIND, right after those two
> (failed) requests.
> What surprises me is why you haven't seen the
> PROPFIND already. How is
> your server built, such that you didn't return 404
> for the GET/POST? Can
> you tell us a bit more about your server?
> Cheers,
> -g
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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