[firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: [Python-Dev] Re: WebDAV in python 2.2?]
Guido van Rossum
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:19:57 -0400
> Quite doable, but we don't really have a DAV server that davlib.py could hit
> via localhost. I'm sure somebody could jury-rig a simple responder, though.
> Avoiding the bailing-wire-and-glue bit was the reason for suggesting
But we don't control how test.webdav.org will respond two (or ten)
years from now. Plus there are firewalls, you don't want your modem
to start dialing, etc., etc.
> Hmm. Some kind of subclass of BaseHTTPServer or something could probably
> just send back canned responses.
Exactly. That's how SocketServer tests itself these days.
> Note that even httplib.py doesn't attempt a localhost connection for
The test in the test suite doesn't use the network at all. The test
in the module is not used, exactly for this reason: it relies on
accessibility of external resources.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)