Infoworld: WebDAV Comes of Age

Justin Mason
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:17:43 +1000

"J sh" said:

> Firstly, just to clarify, win2000/Office2000/IE5 has had DAV
> support via a shell extension.  This is what provides
> the functionality in IE, web folders, office save etc.
> This works for any app that uses the new shell features correctly.
> This does not work for 'standard' applications or the fopen() case.

This is one thing I've always wondered about MS' updates to it's
system call API.

Why haven't they kept the old "backwards compatibility" APIs in sync, and
capable of doing the wonderful new stuff that the new APIs can do?

It all seems to downright encourage third-party app breakage.