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From Al eeeewq <>
Subject RE: tomcat 6.0.29 webdav servlet support for file uploading with browser
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:21:26 GMT

Let me try to explain my question again.
Im not having problem with the webdav support which you get from tomcat. The only problem
is that it is a servlet which handles request correctly for webdav client. It provides both
upload of files, download of files and also deletion of files.
The problem is that I am missing a JSP for it. So what happens is that when I browse in to
the repository with a browser then the only option I got is traversing in the repository and
also make downloads.
What I would like to have is a jsp which would work as a front end for browsers. I should
provide deletion, uploading, download and also traversing around in the repository.
That is what I am missing and I just got the feeling that some one else already built this
jsp and have made in downloadable for the general public.
I have googled for it but did not find anything. I have just found full blown CMS systems
as jackrabbit and others which I do not want!

Regard from a Java Programmer!

> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 13:28:21 +0100
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> Subject: Re: tomcat 6.0.29 webdav servlet support for file uploading with browser
> Al eeeewq wrote:
> > I started the tomcat webdav servlet and everything works fine.
> > I can both explore and write to the directory with a webdav client as 'DAV explorer'.
> > However when using a browser as firefox or chrome I could explore the directory
and download as usual, but I don't know how I would be able to upload a file. There's really
no upload button or so!
> > 
> > Does anyone know why it's like this and how to fix this? I sure someones already
configured this for them selves!
> > 
> > I have been using microsoft server earlier and when browsing in to their webdav
repository with a browser had the upload file feature enabled!
> > 
> Hi.
> This has nothing to do with Tomcat, or with DAV itself or with the server side of things

> in general.
> The reason why you may be able to do this with Microsoft IE and a Microsoft webserver,
> because Microsoft products are based on a proprietary platform, and can thus introduce

> their own "enhancements" or variations to the way these products work together, without

> really needing to be very respectful of the established Internet standards.
> For example, on a Microsoft Windows workstation, you can also access server-side DAV

> directories using the Windows (file) Explorer, through its "Web Folders" capability in
> Network Places".  But that is specific to Windows workstations (and it has some serious

> compatibility problems of its own).
> In summary, if you want these capabilities, then you should use Microsoft products.
> Note that with the "web folders" implementation of DAV in the Windows Explorer, you should

> be able to access DAV directories on an Apache httpd or Tomcat server.
> *Provided* you have a correct version of the MS Web Folders installed on the workstation.
> And there are more incorrect ones as correct ones.
> Have fun finding the right one for your workstation.
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