W3C TAG

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 07:07:14 -0600 (CST)


On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> > To open a word document on a webdav server using web folders, you
> > have make a local copy... that's because they're a shell extension.
>
> This actually isn't all that different from the caching strategies employed
> by network file system protocols, which typically either cache the first 8k,
> or, as I think is more the norm these days, the entire file is cached.
>
> > That said, I think comparing WebDAV to filesystem(protocols) is
> > off the mark?
> > Do you agree or disagree? Is making WebDAV a filesystem a goal?
>
> My personal goal for WebDAV/DeltaV is to make the Web a high-quality object
> management infrastructure for remote collaborative Software Engineering.
>
> But, since many people are using WebDAV as a network filesystem protocol,
> and appear to be solving real-world problems by doing so, it begs multiple
> questions:
> (a) how different is DAV from existing network file system protocols
> (b) how might DAV be modified to better accommodate those clients that use
> it as a network file system protocol
>
> - Jim
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