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Re: allow use of multipart/form-data in draft-reschke-webdav-post

From: Petr Tomasek <tomasek@etf.cuni.cz>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 20:36:07 +0100
To: Arnaud Quillaud <Arnaud.Quillaud@Sun.COM>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091102193607.GB21283@ebed.etf.cuni.cz>
On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 11:15:02AM +0100, Arnaud Quillaud wrote:
> Hello,
> Late comment on draft-reschke-webdav-post:
> Browser based applications are not allowed to upload files from the 
> client filesystem by any mean other than using an HTML form containing a 
> file param and an enctype of multipart/form-data. As a consequence, 
> those applications have no way to upload local files to a WebDAV 
> repository using PUT (my knowledge of browser based technologies is 
> rather limited but I have found at least a few references to this 
> limitation).
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-reschke-webdav-post could partially 
> solve this issue by simply allowing a multipart/form-data containing a 
> single subpart to be POSTed.
> Modifying a resource by uploading it again would still not be possible 
> of course but that can be somehow workarounded.
> Arnaud Quillaud

Wouldn't it be easier (and a cleaner solution) if the browsers just supported PUT/WebDAV?


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