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The complete list of webdav extensions

Posted by Dominic Cronin at Aug 14, 2015 08:51 PM |
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Don't you just hate it when someone asks a question that you don't really know the answer to? Something that you probably have a fair idea about, but a definitive, authoritative answer... well you're not quite there. So there I was hanging out with the other SDL Web MVPs, and one of them throws out the question: "Anyone have a list of WebDAV file extensions for all Tridion items?"

I knew most of them, but for some reason I couldn't let it lie, and I dug around for a bit until I thought I had the complete list. I even bet the guys a beer that they couldn't find one I'd missed, and so far I haven't been successfully called on it.

For what it's worth, here's what I came up with:

Firstly - there is no complete list, because Tridion is extensible. There are two places where "wild" WebDAV file extensions can occur. Firstly, anything that gets processed by a mediator is wired up in the Tridion.ContentManager.config file. There's a section called templateTypeRegistry where you'll find (on a standard system) tctcmp, tptcmp, tbbcmp, tbbasm, tbbcs, dwt and xslt. On my system I also found cshtml, because I have the razor mediator installed.

The other place where you can't really make a definitive list is multimedia components. A multimedia component's webdav url has a file extension of jpg, png, doc, pdf or whatever. I suspect this is simply the extension of the file you uploaded to make the multimedia component, although I didn't dig in far enough to know this for certain. Maybe there's a relationship with the multimedia type.

Then you have some standard built-in extensions:xml, xsd, tpg, tkw and ttg, for Component, Schema, Page, Keyword, and Target Group respectively.

If you look at the compound template types, tctcmp, tptcmp and tbbcmp, you can see that they are different from legacy page and component templates. The legacy ones, if I remember correctly, were tpt and tct.

That pretty much completes the list. Organisational items like folders and structure groups don't have file extensions on their WebDAV Urls. This makes sense, because they are containers, and in most webdav clients they'll end up looking like folders. And then there are various types that just don't have WebDAV urls at all. These are typically system items such as publication targets and the like.

So there you have it. It probably counts as utterly useless trivia, but it kept me occupied for a short while.

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