There are some lengthy and technical threads in relation to using WebDav to host tiddlywikis, I just tried to find if there was a working implementation or one “coming soon”, unfortunately existing threads are very complex.
It seems that if we had a mature solution WebDav would allow;
- Distributing working local tiddlywiki applications, easy install for new users
- Including the ability to publish a tiddlywiki solution that can be installed locally in a simple package.
- Hosting TiddlyWiki on a WebDav Host locally or on the internet (without the complexities of node and GitHub)
- Allow a local install to use the “File Uploads plugin”, external files or other methods, so as to import media that is saved as separate files in the local server and not the wiki, allowing substantial content to be placed in a Wiki such as image, video and audio.
- This also allows people to build large private (or LAN sharable, or by VPN) solutions on top of cheap local storage.
It is however hard to determine the State of Play, have “the wanted core changes being implemented”? what next? preferred methods?, what can we do to help?
Do we need some direction from @jeremyruston or others to move forward?
I believe the problems we expect to solve with WebDav are substantial and will break long held limitations to adoption and expanded use of TiddlyWiki.
- Installable / distributable solutions
- Leverage local resources
- Make full use of modern browsers
- Installable local server even newbies can use.