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From André Warnier (tomcat)>
Subject Re: AW: AW: Using WebDAV in Tomcat 7.0.45
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:19:01 GMT
On 11.11.2016 16:08, Arno Schäfer wrote:
> Hi André,
> many thanks for your thought's, but my requirement is not so complex and difficult like
it could be.
>> DAV (or WebDAV), in itself, stands for Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It was
originally designed mainly
>> as a tool to help people to remotely edit the HTML pages of a website, and be able
to do so using the same
>> HTTP connection which is already used by the website itself (thus avoiding separate
connections via FTP, SFTP,
>> SCP etc. and the corresponding user access and permissions setup).
>> But in itself, DAV does not have all the features which are needed to do this in
a safe, multi-user scenario.
> It is a big internal and 15 year old webserver, where I want to implement exactly this
purpose, what you are talking
> about. DAV should be used instead of share's, like it is today. This service is only
used internally and will never become a public
> service, so from the security site I have no such strange requirements. Parallel access
for writing will be solved with a simple
> locking mechanism, because it is relatively seldom, that more than one person work on
the same item and then it is acceptable,
> that the first owner blocks the file til he is ready.
> At least I have tried a little bit around to make our client (written in Java) able to
send DAV request, but this failed til now,
> because it seems, that I have to write my own ' DavURLConnection', because the 'HttpURLConnection'
can't handle the
> additional requests. Do you know, if some Java library for DAV clients exist. I haven't
found any lightweight solution til now.

Search Google for "java library PUT request", it seems to provide several links.

> To get the data and edit them, it is very strait forward and works fine for me :-)
> Many thanks for your patience
> Arno
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