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From Rasmus Lerdorf <ras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: PHP POST handling
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2002 22:30:43 GMT
> On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 04:27:15PM -0400, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> >
> > > At 01:12 PM 10/1/2002, Greg Stein wrote:
> > > >For PHP, we said "make it a filter [so the source can come from anywhere]".
> > > >I think we really should have said "for GET requests, allow it to be
> > > >processed by PHP." The POST, PROPFIND, COPY, etc should all be possible
to handle by PHP, which means that PHP also needs a handler.
> > >
> > > Agreed, if you write a PHP script we better allow you to PROPFIND
> > > or COPY the puppy, in addition to POST.
> >
> > These are two different statements, if I am reading both
> > correctly.  Please correct me if I am not.  Will, you are saying that if
> > we have a PHP script, then we need to be able to do all DAV operations on
> > the script.  Greg, you are saying that a PHP script needs to be able to
> > satisfy a DAV request (meaning that the PHP code actually copies the
> > resource, or generates the PROPFIND data).
> >
> > Assuming I am reading the two statements correctly, I agree with
> > Will, but not with Greg.
>
> Why couldn't mod_dav be implemented in PHP? I see no particular reason why
> not... Currently, PHP cannot because it is a filter, not a handler.

We have a switch in PHP now to handle mod_dav requests actually (under
1.3.x)  There is no specific DAV support in there, it's just a switch that
allows PHP to be a handler for things other than GET, HEAD and POST so
people can implement whatever DAV stuff they want in userspace.

-Rasmus


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