This is the home page for the webdav context. This page is located at:
Tomcat includes built-in support for WebDAV level 2, which enables
remote authoring of the website. You can test these capabilities using a WebDAV
client like MS WebFolders (included with IE 4.0 and up), MS Office 2000, DAV
Explorer (others are listed on the webpages linked below), and point to the
/webdav path of the server.
This test context is DAV enabled, but has been set up in read-only mode for
safety reasons. It can be put in read-write mode by editing the web
application descriptor file (WEB-INF/web.xml).
To add remote authoring to your web application, you need to make the following
- Add the webDAV servlet to your web application. See the web application
deployment descriptor for an example. Don't forget to make it read/write.
- Add a servlet mapping for the webDAV servlet with a url pattern of "/webdav/*"
to your web.xml.
- Add an appropriate security constraint to prevent unauthorised changes to your
- You can then edit your web application using a webDAV client using a url
Working WebDAV clients include :
- Adobe GoLive 5.0 (and other WebDAV-enabled Adobe products, like
- Cadaver 0.15
- DAV Explorer 0.60 and 0.70
- Internet Explorer 5 (Windows 2000)
- Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows 2000)
- Jakarta Slide 1.0 WebDAV client library
- Office 2000 (Windows 2000)
- SkunkDAV 1.0
- Xythos WebFile Client
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