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Re: [Phpgroupware-developers] phpWebHosting (DAV)

From: Bob Crandell
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-developers] phpWebHosting (DAV)
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:29:50 +0000


There doesn't need to be anything stored in the database except maybe user's
permissions.  It's just a directory with files and other directories.  That
directory could also be a Samba share.  A user in the office copies a file to 
directory using Windoze Exploder.  A person outside the office copies that file
using phpWebHosting and maybe that person has a file they want to contribute so
he/she copies it in using phpWebHosting.  The person in the office can then open
that file with Wordperfect, directly, without having to copy it out.  Kind of 
document management in Groupwise, simplified.
The security would come from what phpWebHosting imposes and from where the 
directory is.
DAV could talk to it too.


Jonathon Sim (address@hidden) wrote*:
>On Friday 22 Nov 2002 4:22 pm, Bob Crandell wrote:
>> The web browser is unknown.  I imagine it's IE 5.x, Mozilla or Netscape.
>> Thanks for the info.  I'm going to be taking a closer look at it soon.
>If you dont know the client environment then probably you should go with the
>web interface.  DAV is nice because (in principle) it lets your users mount
>the repository and use it like an ordinary network filesystem (which is MUCH
>more convenient.  But if you tell ordinary people "Just mount it as a web
>folder", you will probably just get a blank look :)
>NB: Just looking at the code, I am no longer entirely sure that simply sharing
>the groupware filemanager's home directory is at all a good idea.  It may not
>even work at all (more than just metadata is stored in the database).
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