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Re: connect to a WebDav Share via the Web Browser

From: <hanna.ji@pg.com>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 09:17:58 -0400
To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF11960F4E.D58EC96F-ON85256BC7.0048BA18@na.pg.com>

The following code will open a web folder on a windows-based pc (assuming
appropriate versions of IE).  The trick is to pass the appropriate string for
servername and documentpath.


<SCRIPT Language=JavaScript>
     if (navigator.appName.substring(0,8)=="Netscape")
          alert ("WebFolders can only be displayed using Microsoft Instent
Explorer 5.0 or later");

               .httpFolder {behavior: url(#default#httpFolder);}
          <DIV ID="oDAV" CLASS="httpFolder"/>

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                   05/24/2002 04:06 PM                                                                                  

My deepest apologies if this question doesn't belong on this list.  I'm
having trouble finding any resources that can help us.

I've got a question regarding implementing WebDav.  We'd like to turn WbDav
on on our file servers that will give users access to centralized storage
from a net connected computer.  Currently they gain access off-campus using
a custom FTP-in-a-browser-window solution that we developed.  We're hoping
that WebDav can replace this, but I'm having some doubts we can provide the
same functionality.  So here's the question, Is there a way or a product
that will mount (on a mac) and map (on a PC) a WebDav share by clicking on a
link in a webpage?  I know we could just provide directions for our users to
do this themselves manually, but that suggestion wasn't received very well
:-)  So I'm trying to double check and make sure that this isn't possible.
There must be some workaround to do this, since Apple does it for Mac
clients with the iDisk.   But I haven't figured out how they do that.
I'm hoping some smart folks here may have an idea or suggestion for us.
Thanks either way!

John Kinsella
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to teach him to hold in higher regard
those who think alike rather than those who think differently."
Received on Tuesday, 28 May 2002 09:18:54 UTC

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