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Plone 3 Multimedia by Tom Gross

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Alternative protocols for uploading files

Besides the previously shown through-the-Web approaches, there are some other ways to get files into Plone. These approaches use different protocols for accessing the database of Plone, the ZODB. Because it is not through the Web, we need other clients for uploading the data. Of course, this has advantages and disadvantages. It is another piece of software we use and probably have to learn. In the case of WebDAV, it is usually the filesystem explorer that comes along with the operating system and is understood by most people.

On the other hand, these clients are usually optimized for file transfer and provide a user-friendly uploading experience. With the right protocol and the right client, the process ...

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