[Zope] Strange problem with WebDAV and Zope

David bluepaul at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 10 00:55:45 EST 2006

Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov wrote:

>I am observing a strange problem when trying to use
>MKCOL WebDAV method with a specific url. I can
>reproduce it with two WebDAV clients: Jakarta
>Slides[1] and the command-line client nd[2]. 
>The problem: Invoking MKCOL method against Zope's
>WebDAV server with an url ending with "title" fails.
>Usind nd I can reproduce it with the following
>nd -k http://localhost:8280/title 
>(From nd man page -k option sends MKCOL request)
>This command fails with
>Error: MKCOL failed, `Not Found'
>If I change the command to end with anything different
>than "title" it works:
>nd -k http://localhost:8280/title1
>and I can see in ZMI that title1 folder is created.
>Some background: I initially noticed this behaviour
>Plone (version 2.0.5) under Windows XP while I was
>executing a large number of MKCOLs. I tried to reduce
>the problem, so I installed on my personal FreeBSD
>laptop Zope 2.7.8 for FreeBSD ports. I created a zope
>instance and I configured in its zope.conf that http
>server runs on 8080 port and webdav server runs on
>8280 port.
>I checked this problem agains Apache Httpd and mod_dav
>and creating such a collection works. This makes me
>think that Zope uses title suffix for internal aims.
>My question is how I can workaround this problem?
Maybe because 'title' is a common object property and it is getting 
acquired before the intended one?


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