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Goliath is an application to allow remote creation and editing of documents on websites. It uses a technology called WebDAV (also found in Microsoft Office 2000 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Windows) to contact web servers and make changes to the files on web servers that
understand WebDAV.

With Goliath, users can:

* View the contents of a web site in a Finder-like fashion (including size, modification date
and type)
* Upload new files to a website
* Create new folders in web sites
* Delete files and folders on a web site
* Rename files on a web server
* Download copies of files on a web server using Drag & Drop (including delete by dragging to
the Trash)
* Bookmark DAV resources for easy navigation

Planned features for future versions of Goliath include

* Copy, and Move files and folders on a web site
* Lock and make changes to existing files on a web server (using the applications of their
* A users guide

Here's some pictures of Goliath in action...

Login Dialog

Main Display

Copying Files to a Web Server

This release has been tested against the mod_dav plugin for the Apache web server, Zope, and the Xythos server ( Please report any compatibility problems with other DAV server implementations.

System Requirements
This application requires a PowerPC based Macintosh running MacOS 8.5 or higher.

The homepage on the World Wide Web is

This software is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0 or above. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

Contact Information
You can contact me by e-mail at

Please report any defects discovered in this software.

Version History
* 0.1 - September 7 1999. Initial implemenation of DAV library. Support for read-only
display of web sites, HTTP authentication and proxy servers.
* 0.15 - September 28, 1999. FIxed problem in underlying DAVLib preventing DAVLib
clients from using the Sharemation server. Added New WebFolder, Import File and
Refresh View features.
* 0.20 - January 9, 2000. Added Delete functionality, Drag&Drop upload support, better
error handing and notification, progress dialogs with cancel mechanism for delete and
upload, use of OPTIONS to determine server's DAV ability, a new event messaging
mechanism, and misc. UI fixes.
* 0.30 - January 29, 2000. Extended Drag&Drop upload to recurse folders. Implemented
Drag&Drop download; folders are recursed and dragging to Trash will download to Trash
and then delete from server. Added the ability to save and load connections to and from
document files; this adds a primitive bookmarking capability. Document Icons now render
their icons directly from the creating applications; creator and type are determined from
Internet Config file mappings.

Original file name: Readme - converted on Monday, 24 April 2000, 12:35

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