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Re: Can WebDav be used with Servlet/JSP based Web Application

From: Murthy Chintalapati <Murthy.Chintalapati@Sun.com>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 11:39:07 -0700
To: Rajiv A V <rajiv_av@infosys.com>
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-id: <3CE942CB.4040401@Sun.com>
It depends how your layer interposes the WebDAV runtime and what 
additional overhead it adds to overall request processing. For Servlet 
based implementation, there is Filter mechanism -- which is used very 
effectively (say for caching) without much performance hit.

Hope this helps.
--cvr murthy

Rajiv A V wrote:

> The server implmentation is fine but if we use a web-based application 
> then, to talk to the actual server that processes the webdav requests 
> we have to add an extra layer in the archectiure of the system. This 
> new layer would sit between the web-browsers requests and the webdav 
> implemenation. Wonder how this would affect performance?
>   Rajiv
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Lisa Dusseault [mailto:ldusseault@xythos.com]
>     Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 12:50 AM
>     To: 'Eric Hodges'; 'WebDAV'
>     Subject: RE: Can WebDav be used with Servlet/JSP based Web Application
>     You can also program WebDAV requests/responses using a Servlet
>     Engine.  In addition to the doGet() method, the service() method
>     of the servlet class must handle the WebDAV methods such as
>     PROPFIND, PROPPATCH, MOVE, COPY... and any DeltaV methods that you
>     end up supporting on the server.
>     One "gotcha" with servlet engines is that some WebDAV clients
>     won't talk to a WebDAV server unless the root directory '/'
>     responds to the OPTIONS requests.  So the WebDAV servlet has to
>     take over the root of the server address space, rather than just
>     be mounted as something like myserver.com/servlet/webdav.
>     Lisa
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From: w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
>         [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Eric Hodges
>         Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 12:02 PM
>         To: WebDAV
>         Subject: RE: Can WebDav be used with Servlet/JSP based Web
>         Application
>         Yes it can.  I wrote a web component for our portal framework
>         with JSPs using JavaScript to provide browsing, upload,
>         download, permission management, property editing, etc. on a
>         web page.
>             -----Original Message-----
>             From: Jim Whitehead [mailto:ejw@cse.ucsc.edu]
>             Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:56 PM
>             To: WebDAV
>             Subject: FW: Can WebDav be used with Servlet/JSP based Web
>             Application
>             Accidentally caught by the spam filter.
>             - Jim
>             -----Original Message-----
>             From: saad tawwab [mailto:saad.tawwab@kapscomputing.com]
>             Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 11:37 PM
>             To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>             Subject: [Moderator Action] Can WebDav be used with
>             Servlet/JSP based Web Application
>             Hello!!
>             Please first let me explain my problem. I am Java
>             Developer working on a Java based Web Application. I want
>             to provide my user with the ability to Check In, Check
>             Out, Add and View files i.e. I want to build a version
>             control system that is integrated with my web site. The
>             usecase would be that the user would log into my Web Site
>             and then be able to access a page where he will get a list
>             of files and then he can Check-In, Check-Out, Add and View
>             files.
>             I have heard that WebDav provides a sort of version
>             control mechanism. Can WebDav be integrated with a
>             Servlet/JSP based application and allow the user to
>             perform the task that I have listed above. Please do reply.
>             Regards,
>             Saad Tawwab Khan Rao
>             Kaps Computing Inc.
Received on Monday, 20 May 2002 14:39:28 UTC

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