I know this has been beaten to death but I just have to join the mob…
Oh my God!!
Windows’ (XP at least) implementation of the WebDAV protocol is just soooo lame!
Every other single client on the world can connect to a plain and simple Apache2+mod_dav2 combo without a hitch. No problem at all. It just works.
Now try and get your apache2+mod_dav2 WebDAV server to do all the show and dance that the Winblows client requires in order to work and you’re in for one hell of a ride!
Anyway, for the brave souls that wish (or must) take this painful road in the future, you may find my notes on getting it to run in an acceptable way (not the full monty, at least not for now, but something you can at least use) in my wiki.
And may you be blessed with a ton of patience, you will need it.