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RE: [Moderator Action] LOCK and Office 2000

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 15:39:17 -0700
To: Jeff Baker <JBaker@novell.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Nothing is immediately jumping to my mind.  It might be helpful if you could
post a protocol trace. Since you've tried to address these problems and it
hasn't worked, perhaps the problem lies someplace else.

- Jim

> I'm having trouble getting Office 2000 to believe our Novell
> NetPublisher server when it says that a document is locked: I
> open a Web folder file and it always opens read-only. I've
> sniffed our response to the lock and compared it with Microsoft's
> (IIS 5 on Jim Whitehead's UCI machine). There are three differences:
> 1) Office 2000 doesn't specify a depth; the WebDAV spec says that
> "If no Depth header is submitted on a LOCK request then the
> request MUST act as if a "Depth:infinity" had been submitted."
> Because of this sentence in the spec, we return a lock of depth
> infinity; IIS 5 returns a lock of depth 0.
> 2) Office 2000 requests and receives a timeout of "Second-120"
> from IIS 5. Our server doesn't (yet) support timeouts, so we
> don't include a timeout XML element in the response.
> 3) The lock token from IIS 5 differs from tokens specified in the
> spec. One attempt to lock returned the token
> "opaquelocktoken:AA9F6414-1D77-11D3-B825-00105A989226:214748364853
> " The decimal digits after the last colon are not defined in the
> UUID spec (ISO-11578) as far as I've been able to determine.
> I've tried changing the server code to more closely match IIS's
> response, in each of these three ways (depth, timeout,
> locktoken). In all three cases, Office 2000 still opened the file
> read-only. My gut says that case 3) above is what's causing the
> problem, but I don't know what it is that IIS puts, or what
> Office 200 wants, in this value.
> Does anybody have any information about this?
> jbaker@novell.com
Received on Saturday, 10 July 1999 18:42:41 UTC

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