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Re: WebDAV Bug?

From: ken <gebser@mousecar.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:31:00 -0500
Message-ID: <52A903C4.2060401@mousecar.com>
To: Jim Schatzman <James.Schatzman@fulab.com>
CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
On 12/09/2013 10:03 PM Jim Schatzman wrote:
> Can anyone explain the following behavior and how to fix it?
>
> I am running WebDAV with Apache2 version 2.2.15.
>
> I take a tgz file and split it. The files are named
>
> test_xaa  test_xab test_xac etc.
>
> I then attempt to download the files through a browser. I have tried several browsers and the result is always the same.
>
> test_xab, test_xac, etc download without difficulty.
>
> However test_xaa gets renamed "test_xaa.tar" and it is, in fact unzipped, sort of. This a problem because it is invalid, since it was not unzipped with the other files attached. It cannot be just re-zipped and then the collection of files unsplit and unzipped, because zipping does not reproduce the original file. There does not seem to be any way to recover.
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> Equally oddly, if I rename test_xaa to test_xaa.tgz, then it downloads without difficulty. It is not renamed, and it is not unzipped.
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> I can find no reference to this behavior in online WebDAV manuals.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jim

I'm guessing that the problem isn't with apache or webdav, but rather 
wtih the browser.  Check its settings -> applications to see if some app 
is automatically unzipping the first file, test_xaa.
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:20:18 UTC

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