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From David Nuescheler <david.nuesche...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: On a Slide/DAV merge.
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:19:05 GMT
webdav interoperability seems to be one of the major topics
that keep popping up when talking to people that are involved in
slide, and even stefano brings it up in his last post.

On 12/21/05, Stefano Mazzocchi <stefano@apache.org> wrote:
> JackRabbit needs to be able to handle all that. WebDAV interoperability
> is a nightmare and Slide is far ahead of JackRabbit on that front.

of course i agree that jackrabbit (or any solid webdav layer for that matter)
will have to be able to interoperate with as many webdav clients as possible.
no doubt.

however, in my experience it is not that the interoperability with numerous
webdav clients really is a big problem, it is just a matter of very
boring testing
and debugging that nobody considers "cool" development work.

in my experience if you invest a single day of debugging per client you
will easily be able to get whichever webdav server to be compatible with
a particular client.
as far as i am concerned the incompatible portions are mostly very small
and simple things, they are just annoying to find.

i understand that it is a very important and visible problem, but in my mind
not a very time intensive problem. i guess what i am saying, boils down to
that i much rather have a well designed webdav server, where i can invest
another five days of development to get it compatible to another five webdav
clients, than having a "frankenstein" that is seemingly compatible with a
number of the current clients.

[...and the term "frankenstein" does certainly not apply to any
existing implementation, the argument above is entirely theoretical ;) ]


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