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RE: webdav help

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@xythos.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 08:02:30 -0800
To: "Jamil Kassam" <jamilinparis@yahoo.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

The Xythos Storage Server may fill your bill -- with a little custom
code.  Our WebDAV server is a platform, so it does all the WebDAV stuff,
lock/unlock, basic versioning, access control, searching, etc.  XSS is
compatible with MS Web Folders clients (haven't done testing with
DreamWeaver4, is it DAV 2 compatible?).  Most importantly, we have a
Java API to allow our customers to apply their own business rules and

It sounds like you'd need a little bit of Java servlet code, or two JSP
pages, to finish off the publishing scenario you describe below.
Although there are many ways of skinning a cat, my recent work with JSPs
suggests it would be quite easy to create two JSP-run web pages:  one
for the author to choose their file and click "submit for publishing",
and another for the editor to see all files and click "approve".
Underneath the simple code running these two web pages, XSS can do the
rest for you.

Director of Server Development
Xythos Software, INC (http://www.xythos.com)
Redwood City, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Jamil Kassam
> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 3:38 AM
> To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> Subject: webdav help
> I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this,
> but here goes.  (If it's not, could someone please
> guide me in the right direction? thanks!)
> We are looking for a program that will run on
> WindowsNT that does the following:
> We have two servers in our Intranet, a production
> server (call it P) and a development/backup (call it
> D) server.  The idea is as follows:
> A user should be able to get a file from server D,
> i.e. check out the file.  (The user is using
> Dreamweaver4 for this task.)  A lock should be put on
> the file so that no one else can work on the same
> file.  After the user has finished modifying this
> file, the user should check in the file, thereby
> unlocking it.  After this, the user should be able to
> tell a person in charge of publishing the webpage that
> the page is checked in.  The person in charge of
> publishing would use a little application that checks
> to see which pages in the web site tree have been
> modified and unlocked.  Only if a file within the
> directory has been modified AND unlocked does he want
> to publish it.  The publishing process involves the
> application checking for modified and unlocked files,
> and copying them  to 2 locations  the first being the
> production server, and the second being the backup
> server (which happens to be on the same machine as the
> development server).  The application used by the
> person in charge of publishing should be quite simple
>  all they should have to do is click on a button
> called Publish, and the application will perform the
> check (hopefully with detailed logging of who has
> modified the file and who has not locked files that
> are not locked), and automatically copy the eligible
> files for copying to the two required locations.
> Question: is there such a publishing application or
> tool (preferably that fits in with the webdav
> protocol) that will run on windows NT?  The closest
> thing Ive found is sitecopy which is for
> linux/unix.  I believe there is a Windows port of the
> software, but I cant seem to get my hands on it.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thanks!
> - Jamil Kassam
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Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 11:03:00 UTC

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