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Re: Microsoft Access

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-24 18:04:33 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> (book development happens at svnbook-dev@red-bean.com).

Right, will take it there.

> thanks for the patch.

No need, it obviously wasn't hard work :-).
Just wanted to correct a little white lie.

> I think it's a bit verbose,

The previous section about MacOS X MS-Office not supporting WebDAV is
double the size of the patch. I was kind of following that lead.

> there's no need to make guesses about the reasoning behind any of
> Microsoft's decisions.

Right, will stop doing that.

> Also, to claim that Microsoft Access is incompatible with WebDAV
> implies that you cannot use Access in any fashion where WebDAV
> is involved -- including the case were Access is hitting the likes of a
> NetDrive mount or something

Ok, I'll rephrase that.

> -- which isn't likely to be true.

Albeit probably extremely slow seeing that databases do random access stuff?
Or, if NetDrive caches things, maybe not slow but just a very bad idea
in a multiuser environment. Hm.

> Upon review of the Appendix, though, I think the solution isn't to
> call out Access as being problematic, but to stop referring to
> Office as if it was a piece of software (it's a suite of software
> packages) and to explicitly call out Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as
> having WebDAV interoperability.

InfoPath, Publisher and Visio too.
And the small stuff like Picture Manager, Document Imaging, Snapshot Viewer...

Basically anything that uses the Open dialog that all Office
applications share - except for Access where it's been explicitly

I think mentioning them all might be too verbose..

Thanks for the comments! :-).

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