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On 13/11/2013, Luuk <> wrote:
On 13-11-2013 18:31, e-letter wrote:

What is wrong with using webdav?

LOL, good question, but did you really need 9 month to come up with this
question? ;)

:) I shall blame the other recent replies to this post which were in
the latest digest and prompted me to find the original message :)

I think webdav means that you need a local installation of
(libre)office. (if not, please provide a link with more info)

With a web-enabled version this is not necessary

So, without reading all the posts, it seems there is a perceived
demand to be able to edit an odf file stored on a remote server, via
internet access and a web browser.

So Mr Andreesen (netscape) was right after all: the web browser _is_
the operating system for some.

The use case raises the interesting philosophical question: why create
the remote-access document in odf, when html was designed for this
specific purpose?

If the document has relatively simple format and structure, the
original document format for remote access surely should be html.

If the document is complex (e.g. a spreadsheet with polynomial
formulae, documents with maths equations, etc.), relying on internet
connection and LO as a server program seems very high risk of causing
document corruption if there's a drop in connection. Highly probable
with (dominant in future if not already) mobile connectivity.

Long-term, the aim should be to increase use and installations of LO
and/or ODF to the same level as a web browser. Providing a LO server
version seems a waste of programmers' time to do higher priority (less
sexy) reduction in LO bugs.

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