[jcifs] Re: [Davenport-general] WebDAV Level 2 support

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Feb 12 21:20:10 GMT 2004

eglass1 at comcast.net said:
>> davenport seems to be missing webdav level 2 support, so on a Macintosh,
>> any webdav share can only be accessed in read-only mode.  Coordinating
>> smb locking with webdav locking might make matters difficult.  Is that
>> coordination one of the reasons why level 2 support has not been added?
> Coordinating the two mechanisms may or may not be difficult,
> as I haven't even begun looking at it yet.

I would think because HTTP is stateless, it would be rather difficult to
implement what is effectively a stateful feature. What happends if you
lock a file and never return because your browser closed? Is there a way
for a servelet container to detect when a user has closed their session so
it can close the session to the CIFS server thereby unlocking any files?


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