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The current procedure to update an attachment is to go through a download/edit/save/upload cycle for each update of documents attached to a TWiki topic.

At work I got this feedback:

> What I want is some type of plug-in that permits:
>
> * Opening a Word, Excel, Project, Visio, or other file in TWiki.
> * Changing in as usual in the application.
> * Saving from the application -- this could be to some temp location.
> * A final one-step update button.

This would improve the usability considerably. I see two ways how that could be accomplished:

(1) A browser Plugin that intercepts file downloads, stores it in a temporary place, senses the save action of the document, and re-uploads the doc (possibly by showing the attach screen so that the comment can be changed). This is

  • This is most intuitive since it happens right on the the topic where you work.
  • This is browser and platform specific

(2) A WebDAV Plugin on the server that exposes attached files. That way, attachments would be visible from WebDAV clients, e.g. in the Windows file browser.

  • WiiskiWiki was code forked from TWiki, it looks dead now. Apparently it has a WebDAV integration that could be used and turned into a WebDAVPlugin.

-- PeterThoeny - 20 May 2003

This is very close to what we were talking about in MsOfficeIntegration

-- MartinCleaver - 21 May 2003

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