[drupal-devel] Hello and SoC Proposal

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Sun Jul 3 16:49:26 UTC 2005

Hi Fabiano,

I think the problem with your proposal is that you don't really say what 
the WebDAV API is, what functions it will have. It is possible that what 
you have in mind will satisfy Gerhard's concerns (his thoughts on how we 
might use this were exactly what mine were).

Please describe the actual interface (method signatures) in more detail.



PS. Please post to PlanetSoC.com as well.

Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 	Gerhard

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