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Re: Recognizing a WebDAV enabled client

From: Michael Wechner <michael.wechner@wyona.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:20:37 +0200
Message-ID: <44A4DED5.1060705@wyona.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Jan Algermissen schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> On Jun 30, 2006, at 9:50 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> Michael Wechner schrieb:
>>>> Hi
>>>> It's not clear to me how a server can recognize a WebDAV enabled 
>>>> client from a GET request and
>>> It can't.
>> I will run into the same question in the near future, so let me get 
>> this right:
>> I have implemented an HTTP resource for something collection-like and 
>> like to serve that up as HTML lists or WebDAV collections depending 
>> on the client capabilities. Are you saying I cannot detect if I am 
>> talking to a client that can handles WebDAV collections or not? 
>> That's seems silly.
> If a client does a GET on that URL, return HTML. If a client does a 
> PROPFIND on that URL, return a XML multistatus response body.

this might working for collections, because PROPFIND exists ;-) and 
hence allows differentiation
> What am I missing?

as I described I think there are good reaons that also a GET request 
needs differentiation, but also more generally being
able to recognize the version.


> Best regards, Julian

Michael Wechner
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