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From Jens Theisen <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: how to customise response to OPTIONS request?
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 22:08:30 GMT
Brandon Fosdick wrote:
> What do you mean by "add basic webdav functionality" to a cgi app?

I mean implement a level 1 webdav server with a cgi interface. A 
PROPFIND, for instance, would be served by the cgi application in the 
same way the GET and POSTs already are.

> You may be able to get away with allowing mod_dav to control a particular directory and
leaving cgi everywhere else, depending on what exactly you're trying to do.

I don't think that will work. WebDAV gives the contents of directories 
recursively. Whichever URI you give to a WebDAV client must support the 
DAV header on an OPTIONS request (though not all clients bother, but 
windows is). A PROPFIND on that resource needs to tell even about 
grandchildren rather than only direct subdirectories. Thus, mod_dav 
would at least need to serve all the properties I think and in 
particular have knowledge about all the content.

I found someone's posting on an apache list who was trying to do the 
same thing, and he wasn't helped either. I suppose it's patching apache 
or forget the cgi approach with it.



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