Im currently looking to implement a document repository for a web application (i.e. a user opens a document and saves it directly on a server). I've done some research and found WebDAV that has support for this (www.webdav.org). However, WebDAV seems to lack firefoxsupport unless you download and use a extention. I'm looking for a way to accomplish this without the need for a 3rd party extention
How can this be accomplished with webDAV without a 3rd party extention? Is there another lib/way to accomplish this?
John, thats right you can launch documents in the appropriate editor (eg Word, Excel) directly from IE but to do the same in FF or Chrome requires some sort of extension.
Note that with webdav your users can browse for documents on the server as if they are on a normal drive, and open them using normal tools such as windows explorer or the file open dialog.
I routinely assist customers implementing this with my webdav server library product - http://milton.io