Re. [Oberon] DAV WebDAV.1.1.0 released
eas-lab at absamail.co.za
eas-lab at absamail.co.za
Tue Aug 5 19:11:11 CEST 2003
> I just put a new WebDAV on
> http://webdav.ethz.ch/davzip/WebDAV.1.1.0.Zip (115KB)
> For testing with write access send me a mail for a password.
> Main new feature is a user interface modeled like FATDocs.
> Read es.DAVDocs.Text.
> Rest of documentation needs to be updated.
> For WebDAV/DeltaV see http://www.webdav.org,
I vaugely remember this is connected with:
* co-operative development - instead of people hacking privately,
* formally controlled versions of the iterative development proccess.
Both facilities which I have been (repeatedly) advocating.
So I though "I must make an effort".
Here's the log/trace of the start of my painfull journey - for
possible guidance (avoid the same mistakes) of others:
1. Search files of the appropriate partition for reference to
"WebDAV" -> mentioned RFC2518
2. Based on URLs of RFCs on hand, fetch
3. This 203K monster refers to several other RFCs:
RFC2119, RFC2291 - which I might fetch, or not.
4. Fortunately, with n-o I can 'Koki-pen-colour-mark' parts of the
text as I perhaps read 5 pages a day of the total 92 pages.
Those restricted to Windows or Linux must print to paper ?
And then how do they find 'other references to "string-x" in the
document' ? I can't live without n-o.
5. I see much reference to XML. I've always had negative attitude to
over use of HTML. XML seem to be more of the same ? Someone
refered to XML as Xmas wrapping for garbage. What do you think about
these web-publications where pages are typically of 6 lines, with 4 links
to the next layer. No substance - all fluff. So I'll have to read an XML
tutor as well ?!
6. reading this:--
> Some proposals come from a digital library perspective. These
> include the Dublin Core [RFC2413] metadata set and the Warwick
> Framework [WF], a container architecture for different metadata
> schemas. The literature includes many examples of metadata,
> including MARC [USMARC], a bibliographic metadata format, and a
> technical report bibliographic format employed by the Dienst system
> [RFC1807]. Additionally, the proceedings from the first IEEE Metadata
> conference describe many community-specific metadata sets.
> Participants of the 1996 Metadata II Workshop in Warwick, UK [WF],
> noted that "new metadata sets will develop as the networked ....
reminded me of the UN: gathering of wind-bags.
Perhaps that's why the US said: "no thank you, we'll do it ourselves" ?
Perhaps that's why people just hack away in private ?
Perhaps I should have read http://www.webdav.org/ first ?
How much effort is to be invested before usage of WebDAV
starts paying dividends ?
-- Chris Glur.
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