[chandler-users] Re: Accessing home collection over webdav
bcm at osafoundation.org
Mon Dec 3 09:00:03 PST 2007
On Dec 3, 2007 7:37 AM, BALATON Zoltan <balaton at eik.bme.hu> wrote:
> Yes, you were guessing right, I was trying to use Finder. Now I tried
> cadaver instead but I still cannot upload random files to a collection. In
> the server logs I see:
> INFO [StandardRequestHandler] Client error (400): No media type specified
cadaver unfortunately does not provide a Content-Type header, which
Cosmo requires in order to accept the uploaded file.
try using curl:
curl -T <path to local file> -H 'Content-Type: text/plain'
this should cause the file to be stored inside the collection under
the same name as the local file.
(i believe -T assumes the method is PUT ... if not, try adding -X PUT)
> Is uploading any files such as documents into collections and sharing them
> supposed to work or am I trying to do something that is not meant to be
the sharing of arbitrary files is supposed to work, but it is not the
primary focus of Cosmo.
that said, we can do a couple quick things to beef up the server's
handling of uploads without Content-Type headers
1) attempt to guess the media type of an uploaded file by examining
its file extension, and
2) default to something like 'application/octet-stream'
Cosmo did in fact have this behavior a long time ago, but I guess it
got lost in the shuffle during an extensive refactoring we performed a
few months back.
one other note: collections created through the Cosmo web UI are, from
the WebDAV/CalDAV perspective, calendar collections. this means that
only resources of type text/calendar can be uploaded into these
collections. this is by design. if you want a non-calendar collection
in which you can store arbitrary files, you can either
1) use your home collection, or
2) use cadaver or another dav client to MKCOL a regular collection
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