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From Fernando Salazar de Paz <>
Subject RE: Webdav Webfolder issue when container security enabled
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:53:39 GMT
I have tried the following:

Apache/2.0.49 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_jk/1.2.3-dev	security enabled
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="ByPassword"

Works fine (I can edit open PDFs, ZIPs, etc from webfolder)

Apache Tomcat 4.1.31 / 5.5.7   security disabled

Works fine 

Apache Tomcat 4.1.31 / 5.5.7   security enabled

If I try to open a previously uploaded file (when security were disabled)
It works fine. 

Fails (with PDFs, ZIPs, etc) if I drag a file into the webfolder and next
I'll try to open the same file double-clicking it into the webfolder. It
works with Office files ¿?¿ (I have tried miss-spain.ppt, for example ;)  ).

Using Explorer I have no problem. Also, I can read the file if I drag it
>From the webfolder to another directory.

Disabling security and restarting Tomcat all works fine again.

I am very confused. Do you think it could be a problem when I post ¿? (the
file is not corrupted) ¿? Some type of locking ¿?  (Restarting tomcat
service doesn't seem to correct the problem).

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Mark Thomas [] 
Enviado el: viernes, 01 de abril de 2005 0:50
Para: Tomcat Users List
Asunto: Re: Webdav Webfolder issue when container security enabled

I have done some testing with the latest TC4.1.x source from CVS, WinXP 
SP2,  and tcpmon from the Axis project so I can look at the request and 

I have a web folder and IE open on http://localhost:8080/webdav

As a result of my tests I noted the following:
1. If I drag a .pdf to the web folder, I can then view it in IE.
2. If I drag the .pdf from the web folder to my desktop I can then open
it using Acrobat.
3. I can't open the .pdf using Acrobat directly from the web folder.
4. Authentication seems to make no difference to behaviour.

Given 1 & 2, I don't believe Tomcat is corrupting the file.
Given 4, I think authentication is a red herring.

3. The MS webdav client seems to be copying the file to the temp 
internet files directory and then opening it. Maybe Acrobat doesn't like 
something about this. Notepad, Paint and OpenOffice don't seem to mind 
even with similar sized documents to the .pdf I was using.

The webdav servlet hasn't changed significantly since 4.1.31 so I 
suggest trying 4.1.31 and seeing what results you get.


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