I am doing a project with WebDAV, and I am looking at the build in
WebDAV functionality of Mac OS X. I was very surprised that Mac OS X
supports the locking of files (So other users can't write to the open
But this is rather weird: I tried several apps, and only Microsoft Word
uses Locking the way that the moment the file is opened, it is locked.
When I can change the document, save it several times and it only gets
unlocked when I close it again.
All other apps I have tried (Textedit, InDesign, Photoshop) lock the
file only for the few seconds it is opened. While editing, the file is
Why do these apps behave differently? Is there a reason why the apps