Philip Trauring (philip@cs.brandeis.edu)
Wed, 3 May 95 10:16:38 EDT

Perhaps this is a tabbo subject, but has there been any discussion of
implementing the PUT command into browsers? This would require certain
markup support in HTML. I know it is not currently supported by WWW servers
but I think it would be great to allow users to upload documents without
having to run an FTP server in addition to their WWW server. A method could
be created to only allow documents to be sent to certain directories and
perhaps to limit documents to non-executables. If people want to truly
create dynamic sites with user interaction I think this would be a
prerequisite. It would be great to be able to have a user submit a file
through a form, giving it's description and characteristics and then
sending it, having the description and link automatically added to a file
list document. This obviously raises many security issues, and perhaps
uploading to non-WWW-file-tree directories would be prefered, but then I
guess that would be up to the webmaster. Anyways, I'd like to discuss
this(hopefully this will receive as much discussion as my 'color text?'
question) so please comment.

Philip Trauring

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