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From "Richard Smith" <rich.smith1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Webdav through webfolder in xp problem
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:06:56 GMT
Thanks for the quick reply.

I've looked at the error logs and there's nothing to indicate a particular
problem regarding the access to those file types. Is there anything I can
add to the httpd file that would help, or is it really a lost cause?

Rich

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:58 AM, Richard Smith <rich.smith1982@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I've recently installed apache on our server, and then added a webdav
> > folder, which was then made accessilbe through XP. I had no problems
> with
> > authentication, however if I try and open a PDF, text file, or any kind
> of
> > image by double clicking on the file in the folder view in XP, they
> don't
> > open. For text files and pdf's I get the following:
> >
> > "There was an error opening this document. The filename, directory name,
> or
> > volume label syntax is incorrect."
> >
> >
> > However, if I open the file via it's required program, i.e adobe reader,
> by
> > navigating to the webfolder via File->Open, the file opens without any
> > problems.
> >
> > Office documents open without any problem, so any ideas on what is going
> on?
> > Any help would be much appreciated!
>
> You can check the apache error and access logs for any problems. But
> to the best of my recollection, this is a weakness in XP's
> implementation of DAV and is expected behavior. XP webfolders are not
> true remote filesystems. In other words, they don't allow you to treat
> the DAV location just like any other folder. Some programs (like
> Office) has explicit support for DAV and therefore work correctly;
> others don't.
>
> Joshua.
>
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