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Re: somewhat off topic: managing Win32 limits in WebDAV

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:33:01 +0100
Message-ID: <493FFD4D.8070801@gmx.de>
To: Mark Phillips <mphill14@harris.com>
CC: dasl list webdav <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>, WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Mark Phillips wrote:
>   I would be most grateful for information and/or links to articles that 
> describe how others have dealt with the 260 character path limit in 
> Windows. The product manager I work with feels we must support Windows 
> as a backend for the DAV enable product we are developing. Testing with 
> a few clients has exposed the Win32 limitation in a rather stark way.
> Thank you, in advance.
> Mark Phillips

Hi Mark,

it seems to be you selected a non-optimal list for this question :-) -- 
w3c-dist-auth@w3.org (the generic WebDAV mailing list) seems to be a 
better choice.

That being said -- are you referring to a limit on the client or on the 

In general, Windows can deal with longer paths, you just need to use the 
correct API for that. If course, many Windows *applications*, such as 
Explorer, don't.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 17:33:51 UTC

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