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From "Roland Porath" <rol...@exari.com>
Subject RE: properties in collections; nailed the bastard
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2008 03:21:11 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Angela Schreiber [mailto:anchela@day.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 7 February 2008 8:24 PM
> To: dev@jackrabbit.apache.org
> Subject: Re: properties in collections; nailed the bastard
> hi roland
> thanks for the great summary in the post before.
> Roland Porath wrote:
> > Seems I found the issue;
> cool.
> > Jackrabbit persists the properties just fine; it was just the export
> handler
> > (DirListingExportHandler) that has a hardcoded list of properties to be
> > exported.
> > Got a hack now that works and will write a new handler class that is
> > suitable for Webdav users and send it to this mailing list.
> if you want to contribute that, feel free to attach it
> to an issue... (i will create one).

Will do.

> the actually issue is from my point of view:
> DirListingExportHandler should not implement PropertyHandler
> at all. it's only use is to display a nice HTML page in case
> the collection is requested using GET.
> It should not deal with PROPFIND at all...

That sounds like a good idea and it explains a number of things in that
class.  The current DirListingExportHandler has a large section devoted to
handling properties which should be it's own class
(WebDAVCollectionPropertyExportHandler seems like a nice and descriptive
Is that what you mean?
I assume that also means taking the DirListingExportHandler out of the
<propertymanager> in config.xml and replacing it with the

> I'm going to fix that.
> > Where is a good place to document things like this?
> I would state limitations in the JavaDoc and in the resource
> configuration... but maybe other would look for that in the
> Wiki? Don't know.

I'll put it in the WebDAV section of the wiki. Seems like the natural
habitat for that kind of information.

> > There might be more
> > people out there who fall into that trap. Well at least I hope I'm not
> the
> > only one. Would make me feel a bit stupid.
> oh no!

No worries. I'm used to it.
> please keep finding issues and writing your
> experiences to the list.
> angela
> !DSPAM:47aacdf655271608511473!

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