WebDAV : Java Glossary
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WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning Protocols). A
platform-independent way of making a remote file server look like a local hard disk.
You can then back up documents to it for safe offsite backup or to share with others.
- It is faster than FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
- It uses an extension of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
protocol. This means it requires no special firewall tunnelling exceptions. To
the firewall, its conversations with the server look just like ordinary browser
web page requests and fetches.
- WebDAV is platform independent. This means that Macintosh,
Linux, Unix and Windows users can collaborate on web content without all of the
usual conversion problems
- You can upload large files that would be too big for email.
- The software is simpler to use than FTP.
- Like HTTP, WebDAV
is not locked into any particular software. So long as your authoring tools are
compliant, you are fine.
- Microsoft products such as Explorer, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and
PowerPoint and Office are WebDAV
compliant out the box. You just map a network drive letter onto a
WebDAV URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
You still need WebDAV client software.
- Most of the servlet wombs also
- I could not get it to work.
- It has many configuration options. It should just automatically take the lead
from the server.