DAV Explorer is a WebDAV,
DeltaV and ACL client application that uses the WebDAV, DeltaV and ACL protocols to provide:
The user interface for the DAV Explorer is similar in look and
functionality to the Explorer program which is provided by the Windows
operating system. The DAV Explorer is a useful tool for interoperability
testing a WebDAV server, since it is capable of exercising the majority of
the functionality specified in RFC 2518, the WebDAV
Distributed Authoring Protocol specification, while logging the protocol stream.
However, DAV Explorer can also be used for remote namespace management, and has
collaboration support for groups which employ a lock-download-work-upload-unlock
- A tree view of a WebDAV server
- Upload and download of Web resources
- Locking and unlocking of resources for collaboration support
- Display all resource properties, or just lock properties
- Copying collections and individual resources
- Renaming of individual resources
- Creating new collections
- Delete collections or individual resources
- Logging of protocol activity
- Creating new versions of resources
- Checking out and checking in of resources
- Listing of resource versions
- NEW Listing of Access Control information
- NEW Adding and Modification of Access Control Lists
- NEW ACL Reports
DAV Explorer also supports the linear versioning of resources through the
use of RFC 3253, the DeltaV Versioning Extensions to WebDAV protocol specification.
DAV Explorer supports the linear checkout, uncheckout, checkin, and reporting
functionality specified in the DeltaV specification.
DAV Explorer also supports the WebDAV Access Control Protocol as specified
in RFC 3744.
This version of DAV Explorer was developed by Yuzo Kanomata and Joe
Feise at the University of California, Irvine, who substantially
improved the previous release, which was developed by Gerair Balian,
Robert Emmery, Mirza Baig, Tu Le, and Thai Le. The DeltaV support is
based on code from Max Slabyak, Matt Story, and Hyung Kim. DAV Explorer utilizes
the HTTPClient package, and the Microsoft XML parser. The HTTPClient
package was modified to allow logging of outgoing and incoming
packets. The MS XML parser code was modified to allow for compilation
with Sun's Java 2 compiler.
DAV Explorer is a Java application which uses Java 2 (tested with
JDKs 1.2 to 1.4). and has successfully been run on Microsoft Windows
from Windows 95 to Server 2003, Solaris and Linux.
It has been reported to run on Macintosh computers, with MacOS 9 and MRJ 2.2.3
(thanks to Robert Brunner for the report), and with Mac OS X (reported by
Michael Peters and Jim Williams.)
The steps required to run DAV Explorer on MacOS 9 as reported by Robert
For Mac OS X, a simple doubleclick on the DAVExplorer.jar file is
sufficient to start DAV Explorer.
- Install the Swing classes for Java 1.1 in the MRJClasses folder
- Compile the sources on Solaris.
- Use the DAVExplorer.jar file to build a clickable application with MRJAppBuilder
DAV Explorer may run on other platforms, but this has not been verified.
||Last updated: November 21, 2005