[guido@zope.com: Re: [Python-Dev] Re: WebDAV in python 2.2?]

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 20:22:27 -0700

[ misaddressed... ]

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From: Guido van Rossum <guido@zope.com>
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Re: WebDAV in python 2.2?
To: Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 15:18:37 -0400

> My intent was to write a short PEP because there would be a couple modules
> to add to the lib:
> 1) httpauth -- subclasses httplib.HTTPConnection to add authenticated
>    connections. Initially using the Basic auth method, but it could also be
>    expanded to Digest (and others)
> 2) davlib -- my existing module. needs a couple items of work: allow
>    alternate/fallback XML parsers (it uses Expat + qp_xml right now), and
>    use the authenticated HTTP connections.
> That is at least a start on what needs to happen. We can flesh it out with a
> PEP or by checking in the modules.
> (Moshe and I talked about httpauth a bit at the last Python Conference; I
>  know he is interested in working on something like that)


> I'm not sure how we normally write tests for network-based modules, but it
> shouldn't be too hard to have them run against test.webdav.org.

Can someone help Greg with his question about testing network modules?
Generally the test suite doesn't assume internet access; network code
is "tested" using a second thread and localhost.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/