[ZDP] Euhm, forget previous mail about ZServer....

Martijn Pieters mj@antraciet.nl
Thu, 20 May 1999 14:27:40 +0200

At 01:28 20/05/99 , Tom Deprez wrote:
>Seeing at the architecture, we can see several modules in a layered
>structure. Thanks to the layered approach, i.e. dividing the publishing
>process into a number of discrete steps, the system is easily adjusted or
>upgraded to new protocols. Changing one layer doesn't affect the others and
>vice versa, because they aren't interwoven.

Seeing -> Looking

>Please, remark that however we only speak of a HTTP server and its HTTP
>Protocol, we're not totally correct to do so. We've only talked about HTTP,
>because this is the first and most expanded protocol in Zope for the moment.
>The FTP protocol is recently added, as WebDav.

remark -> note
is recently -> has recently been
as WebDAV -> as has WebDAV

>WebDav Support
>At the moment, WebDav is a relative newly protocol. It's almost nowhere
>implemented... that it is implemented in Zope, only gives you an idea how
>fast Zope is growing and updated! Basically, WebDav is an extension to the
>HTTP/1.1 protocol. It uses some extra HTTP commands, like 'OPTIONS' to
>implement it's functionality. Traditional webservers block commands they
>don't recognize (even Apache needs a patch to allow these extensions of the
>HTTP protocpm), instead of propagating the command to Zope, resulting in
>breaking WebDav. Note however, that blocking of unrecognised commands is a
>good policy. It surely makes everything much safer. In simple words WebDav
>means that you can open an URL as a Web Folder. Its just like you would open
>a local folder on your computer, but now this folder resides somewhere on
>the net.

Only IE5 allows you to view WebDAV supporting servers as local folders.

WebDAV allows you to easily manage a remote server, including manipulation 
of objects on that server, like creation, deletion, moving and copying. It 
also lets you found out information about those objects, like size, who 
created it, etc. More information can be found at http://www.webdav.org/

Martijn Pieters, Web Developer
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