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From Julian Reschke <julian.resc...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Using nt:linkedFile's in WebDav
Date Sat, 19 May 2007 09:14:54 GMT
Steven Githens wrote:
>> It should be possible to map them to HTTP redirects (see WebDAV 
>> redirect extensions spec: 
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc4437.html>).
>> Best regards, Julian
> Thanks for the pointer.  How would you go about mapping this in 
> JackRabbit?  Is this WebDAV extension supported by the bulk of WebDAV 
> clients (or does it come for free as a function of HTTP? Sorry I haven't 
> been able to read all the way through it yet :)  )  Would this work if 

All client should be able to follow the link; it's just an HTTP-level 
redirect. Most clients will have problems displaying the links in a 
directory, though.

> you were navigating to several folders below the nt:linkedFolder?
> So for example,
> http://server/wrkspc/wow
> was a linkedFile to the 'hello' in
> http://server/wrkspc/hello/again/image.gif
> would,
> http://server/wrkspc/wow/again/image.gif   still work?

It's possible to make this work (SAP KM's WebDAV server does that).

> Also, I'm wondering if this functionality could be implemented by adding 
> custom hooks to a DavLocatorFactory, or one of the other interfaces in 
> the nearby packages.  So you could essentially add a custom hook to 
> resolve the node that should be looked up if it contained 
> nt:linkedFile's without necessarily redirecting.  I'm pretty new to 
> these API's so any suggestions are really appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Steve

Best regards, Julian

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