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Re: Blog comments on <http://tinpixel.com/node/28> -- "Why I don't like WebDAV, part 1"

From: Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:04:15 +0000
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20071031140415.GA18688@manyfish.co.uk>

On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 06:05:55PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> WebDAV is as fast as FTP, usually being only limited by bandwidth and 
> latency of the link. And of course there are lots of other reasons to 
> like WebDAV, such as that it *is* HTTP -- no new URI needed to edit 
> something that already is on the web.

DAV is typically (really, always) *faster* than FTP, since it doesn't 
require the set up of a new TCP connection for each data transfer.  

Understanding the impact of separate DTP/control sockets answers the 
"Why not just improve FTP?" question for most people, I'd suspect.

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