OT: dav/webdav uri scheme?
adalke at mindspring.com
Sun Jun 8 08:56:30 CEST 2003
Off-topic, I know, but I am using Python on the back-end ;)
I'm developing a web-based app for job submission on a queue.
The progression is simple:
login -> main page -> start job -> view progress -> view results
I want to provide some way for users to manage the results,
eg, to delete old jobs. I did not want to develop a web-based
GUI for what is basically manipulating directory names. I
figured the easiest solution is to use WebDAV and leverage
the existing webdav clients, which are designed to manipulate
So I want my user's main page (after login) to have a link to
"manage jobs" which points the webdav client to
As far as I can tell, this is impossible. There is a 'dav:' uri
scheme but it isn't supported in IE nor in Safari. (That is,
"dav:server/userhome/jobs" and "webdav:server/ ... " both
give be a "not supported" error.)
Does anyone here know a way to tell the web browser
to use the webdav client to connect to a server's resource?
Otherwise, I may punt and have written instructions which
say "open your client and paste in this url". Which is silly.
dalke at dalkescientific.com
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