Infoworld: WebDAV Comes of Age
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 04:40:30 -0400
No, it wasn't cynical, although I'm sure it was overly simplified.
I was just trying to indicate that it wasn't a *technical* decision to =
not include WebDAV in Win2K. As you wrote, there were lots of good =
ideas that didn't get included.
"Political" may have been the wrong word; "pragmatic" would have been =
And _Breaking Windows_ didn't discuss this in specific. It did cover =
the IE/Windows integration tussles, such as the replacement of the =
original Explorer with IE.
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> Simple political explanation: the Office team and the IE team wanted
WebDAV, the core Windows 2K team didn't.
Make that the overly simplified and cynical explanation.. :)
IMHO, The win2k team wasnt opposed to DAV, they just werent willing to =
build a new redirector for win2k. That isnt saying anything abouit =
had plenty of things to do before shipping win2k. There were a bunch =
that ended up in XP that were originally on the win2k schedule way =
was suggested but were cut.
Your comment indicates that the win2k team didnt like DAV. Even if =
in the book
you mention, I dont remember experiencing that sentiment from the =
with in NT networking.
BTW: my original explanation of how the XP DAV worked came from one of
people who were in the NT networking team.
in my haste, I definitely forgot to include the office/rosebud team in =
did a lot of work to make DAV happen for IE5/office2000... They did a =
Many of you will also remember Yaron Goland, who personally emitted a =
amount of hot air (as you know he can) preventing DAV from being cut