A WebDAV server for Django.
Production ready WebDav extension for Django.
Django is a very popular tool which provides data representation and management. One of the key goals is to provide machine access to it. Most popular production ready tools provide json based api access. Which have their own advantages and disadvantages.
WebDav today is a standard for cooperative document management. Its clients are built in the modern operation systems and supported by the world popular services. But it very important to remember that it’s not only about file storage, WebDab provides a set of methods to deal with tree structured objects of any kind.
Providing WebDav access to Django resources opens new horizons for building Web2.0 apps, with inplace edition and providing native operation system access to the stored objects.
Difference with SmartFile django-webdav
Base resource functionality was separated into BaseResource class from the storage functionality which developers free to choose from provided or implement themselves.
Improved class dependencies. Resource class don’t know anything about url or server, its goal is only to store content and provide proper access.
Removed properties helper class. View is now responsible for xml generation, and resource provides actual property list.
Server is now inherited from Django Class Based View, and renamed to DavView.
Key methods covered with tests.
Removed redundant request handler.
Added FSResource and DBResource to provide file system and data base access.
Xml library usage is replaced with lxml to achieve proper xml generation code readability.
How to create simple filesystem webdav resource
1. Create resource.py
from django.conf import settings from djangodav.base.resource import MetaEtagMixIn from djangodav.fs.resource import DummyFSDAVResource class MyDavResource(MetaEtagMixIn, DummyFSDAVResource): root = '/path/to/folder'
2. Register WebDav view in urls.py
from djangodav.acl import FullAcl from djangodav.lock import DummyLock from djangodav.views import DavView from django.conf.urls import patterns from .resource import TempDirWebDavResource urlpatterns = patterns('', (r'^fsdav(?P<path>.*)$', DavView.as_view(resource_class=MyDavResource, lock_class=DummyLock, acl_class=FullAcl)), )