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From Angela Schreiber <anch...@day.com>
Subject Re: webdav http forwarding (3rd try, mail delivery failed)
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:44:17 GMT

hi enis

> Does anybody know whether http forwarding is allowed in webdav. For a 
> distributed webdav application, i would like to run several webdav 
> servers, and a master server. It would be particularly easy to load 
> balance the requests by forwarding the client requests to slave webdav 
> servers.

do you mean if it's in general possible or are you asking about
the webdav-server present in jackrabbit?

since webdav is only an extension to http i don't see a
reason why it shouldn't be allowed.
there is one thing you have to make sure: a couple of webdav responses
include DAV:href properties. you have to make sure, that those are 
consistent with the original request.
in the jackrabbit-server this would mean you have to make sure, that
the DavResourceLocatorFactory, DavResource.getHref(),
DavResource.getLocator() work properly.

hope this answers your question
angela


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