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Bug 39529 - Webdav access doesn't lock the file
Summary: Webdav access doesn't lock the file
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.1 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: File-Lock WebDAV
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Reported: 2011-07-25 09:14 UTC by Davide Dozza
Modified: 2019-02-19 21:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Davide Dozza 2011-07-25 09:14:40 UTC
When I access to a document via webdav I can open, edit and save the file but the file it's not locked during editing.

It seems 3.4.1 is supporting lock but it doesn't run.

Here a webdav conversation
1-LibreOffice request
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<propfind xmlns="DAV:"><prop>
<resourcetype xmlns="DAV:"/>
<IsReadOnly xmlns=""/>
<getcontenttype xmlns="DAV:"/>
<supportedlock xmlns="DAV:"/>

2-Server answer:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<multistatus xmlns="DAV:"><response><href>/arkDocs//fs1/Applicazioni/ArkExample/Documenti/DOC000000051.odt</href>
<propstat><prop><resourcetype/><IsReadOnly xmlns="">false</IsReadOnly>
<status>HTTP/1.1 200 OK</status>

3-LibreOffice request

4-Server answer
file data....

Is it a bug?
Comment 1 Stephan Bergmann 2011-09-08 01:42:34 UTC
see <> "webDAV locking needs to be implemented"
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:23:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2012-02-04 04:21:56 UTC
Setting to new, as this is a known lacking feature.

Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2012-02-04 04:23:01 UTC
And it won't be addressed any time soon in Apache OOo by the looks of it because they've just removed webdav support due to licensing restrictions of the neon code.

Comment 5 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-08 10:24:46 UTC
Does this bug apply anymore? It seems to run contrary to what is described in bug 72157. Is locking over WebDAV implemented or not? Are these two bugs describing a different level of file locking? Just after some clarity for answering WebDAV-related questions on AskLO. Thanks.
Comment 6 Oleg Burlaca 2014-08-15 20:25:29 UTC
Owen, bug 72157 isn't fully fixed, have a look at latest comments there.
Comment 7 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-08-18 15:00:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> When I access to a document via webdav I can open, edit and save the file
> but the file it's not locked during editing.

(In reply to comment #6)
> Owen, bug 72157 isn't fully fixed, have a look at latest comments there.

Thanks. I can see that bug 82744 now indicates that the save action is unlocking the WebDAV-acquired file, but doesn't that make this report now an even more likely duplicate? 

I confess to not understanding WebDAV requirements at all. Some users seem to want to turn off all file locking (e.g.,, while others insist on it (which I would think more sensible). At present, neither option seems workable.
Comment 8 tommy27 2015-06-23 12:07:27 UTC
please give an update of the current bug status with latest LibO release
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