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From "Parsons Technical Services" <>
Subject Re: Apache, Tomcat, WebDAV, and Web Folders... Oh, my!
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 21:47:50 GMT
Ahh the world according to B.G. and Micro$lime.

What do you think the odd are that it works against IIS? M$ is famous for 
their "interpretations" of the RFC and implementation of odd handling of 
standards. Thus if you don't live in a Micky$oft world you will have more 
than you share of problems.

Anyway, hope you get it solved.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garret Wilson" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Apache, Tomcat, WebDAV, and Web Folders... Oh, my!

> Garret Wilson wrote:
>> Apparently the whole PROPFIND / and Apache proxy things were red 
>> herrings. The central issue seems to be that MS Web Folders doesn't know 
>> what to do with a 401 Unauthorized response to an OPTIONS request on the 
>> WebDAV root folder (when it finally gets around to checking). I 
>> reconfigured my WebDAV servlet to bypass authorization for OPTIONS 
>> requests (as a test), and once MS Web Folders requested OPTIONS and my 
>> servlet sent them back, it issued a PROPFIND and correctly popped up the 
>> authorization dialog. (But there are more problems---see below.)
> This seems to be related:
> So... if I put workarounds in my WebDAV servlet to work with MS Web 
> Folders from XP SP2, will it still fail with XP SP1, because SP1 won't 
> even send an OPTIONS except to the root?
> I wrote *my* WebDAV servlet reading from the RFCs. What in the world did 
> MS coders use when they wrote MS Web Folders? Surely not the actual WebDAV 
> specification...
> This is all just plain ridiculous.
> Garret
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