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Re: Thoughts on relation to WebDAV

From: Petr Tomasek <tomasek@etf.cuni.cz>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 22:13:38 +0200
To: Werner Baumann <werner.baumann@onlinehome.de>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080524201338.GA14159@ebed.etf.cuni.cz>

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 06:13:54PM +0200, Werner Baumann wrote:
> Petr Tomasek wrote:
> >But every webdav client I've seen REQUIRES the DAV-header to operate on
> >an URL as on a WebDAV collection. So it means You would practically disalow
> >any partial (e.g. a read-only) WebDAV implementation, even if it works
> >correctly and the full-fledged functionality is not needed at all!
> > 
> What the hell is a "read-only WebDAV implementation"? WebD*A*V is about 
> *Authoring*.

Sorry, but this is silly! According to such an interpretation one
couldn't use e.g. the HTTP protocol for anything else, than a hypertext!

Rather, the WebDAV is most commonly used as a network filesystem
implemented over HTTP and as such it makes much sense to have
a read-only filesystem.

Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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Received on Saturday, 24 May 2008 20:15:23 UTC

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