[drupal-devel] Hello and SoC Proposal

Gerhard Killesreiter killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de
Sun Jul 3 16:25:45 UTC 2005

On Sun, 3 Jul 2005, Fabiano Sant'Ana wrote:

> I'm Fabiano Sant'Ana, working in a WebDAV Interface for Drupal in
> SoC, may be you already know me from #Drupal at freenode.net (my nick
> is wundo). You can read my proposal here: http://wundo.net/soc/
> Please comment and suggest changes.

I have to admit that my knowledge of webdav is rather limited. To me it
is mainly http on steroids.

In your proposal you describe that you want to use webdav as a
backup-tool for Drupal for both the files and the database.

While I am quite sure that this would work for the files (if they are in
a webdav enabled directory), I am surprised that it would work for the
database. I don't think that webdav has a way to access the database.
Please let me know if I am wrong.

I see the same problem for usage of webDAV as a remote content creation
tool. We already have various blogging methods for this.

The main use I see for webdav is for massuploading verious forms of
non-text data that will be imported into Drupal through the execution of
the cron hook.

It is probably also usefull to allow module upload through webdav and
the node_import module. This module accept a csv file as input and
currently relies on http post upload. I can imagine that webDAV could be
used to upload larger csv files more efficiently. Adding node export in
a similar way would allow for easier sharing of content.

Just a couple of thoughts.


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