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Authored by: julik on Feb 03, '03 06:54:53AM

First it is much more firewall-tolerant - you will be able to transfer files even if you are behind a firewall, because DAV uses HTTP port by default and defaults itself to only one port instead of 2 (as FTP does).
Second - DAV connections are much more integrated into customer-type OS (mind there is no FTP folders by default in Windows and FTP mounting in OS X works in read-only mode, so you can downlaod but cannot upload, delete...). Third, DAV file transfers (especially small) are to my experience faster than FTP.
Third, DAV supports locks/check-ins and check-outs (which are useful in multiuser workflow, for project authoring where many files are used). Many today's content management systems are built around DAV.



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