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NextCloud, ownCloud and WebDAV


#1

Just wondering: Apparently NextCloud (ownCloud) synch uses WebDAV. Is there anything specific to NextCloud synch as opposed to the WevDAV synch method?


#2

If you miss it, the doc just explains, in the chapter “Nextcloud synchronisation” how sync works.


#3

@foxmask I think the OP was talking about what the diffeences are internally between WebDAV and Nextcloud sync. I asked myself the same questions, since Nextcloud also uses WebDAV.

e.g. I can also use the WebDAV sync method to sync with Nextcloud, so why’s there a separate sync target?


#4

That was exactly my point.
BTW I use the NextCloud sync method to sync with ownCloud.


#5

IMHO the standard Nextcloud client (desktop, android) is also using WebDAV.

Here:

And here:
https://ownyourbits.com/2017/04/18/different-ways-to-access-your-nextcloud-files/

For “Nextcloud” target in Joplin, I would at least expect that entering host name, user name and password allows the user to choose the sync destination folder in GUI (without entering the full path).


#6

Either this, or remove the NextCloud stuff and replace with a message “for NextCloud, use WebDAV.”
As it is now, it is confusing.


#7

@sciurius : You can submit a proposal of modification of the doc if you want. go on github and change the doc and submit a pull request. contributions are welcomed:)


#8

Sure! But before proposing doc changes I would like to be certain that my perception is right. I haven’t heard from anyone yet that the NextCloud choice is, indeed, identical to the WebDAV alternative.


#9

i can’t say that as I don’t use it .


#10

Yea, I think this is a question for @laurent :wink:


#11

Yes at the moment NextCloud and WebDAV are the same. There’s a separate entry for NextCloud because it’s the main open source file sharing service, and that way it might be possible to create things specifically for it - for example support for 2-auth login, support for file history, etc.


#12

like sharing notes… :wink: one can dream…


#13

As Senskr wrote: