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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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Chapter 3. Exploring the Internals of Remote Authoring

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding the basics of remote authoring

Working with Web Folders and Web clients

Understanding FrontPage Remote Procedure Call

Understanding Simple Object Access Protocol and Web Services basics

While the process of opening Web sites, live editing of Web pages, or publishing Web content in SharePoint Designer looks simple and straightforward on the surface, these procedures are quite complex, and a lot of client-server communication technologies are employed to accomplish even the most basic of operations. It's important as a Web site designer that you have some understanding of these underlying client-server communication protocols and technologies so that you can diagnose and troubleshoot problems associated with content authoring in SharePoint Designer. In this chapter, I introduce you to some of the key underlying communication protocols that SharePoint Designer uses for its site authoring and management operations. I also explain how some of the Windows (OS) components are used by SharePoint Designer to allow for its remote authoring and publishing features. Finally, I discuss some remote-authoring protocols and technologies that provide the foundation for SharePoint Designer capabilities of working with FPSE and SharePoint sites.

Throughout this chapter, you capture the client-server communication between SharePoint Designer and the Web server hosting the Web site content to develop understanding on ...

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