I am currently in the process of developing an apache based intranet for our company, to replace the current network folder based system.
The current system works well, in that as the documents that are being linked to on the webpage are just stored in a local network folder, this means that they can be opened, edited, and saved directly back to that folder, ready for the next person to open and edit.
my concern is that if we switch to an apache and php based system, when opening a document from a link ont the intranet, this will be stored in a temp location, and can not be simply saved back to the folder that it came from.
I have thought about using webdav to have mapped folders for certain users to access, this is just more work, and I feel defeats the point of a centralised site to host documents.
FTP would leave me in a similar boat, with having to show users how to use it and what the proceedures would be.
The simplest solution I can come up with is to have an upload button on a page that users can use after editing the document.
Anyone have any other suggestions or solutions to make this process as simple and similar to how it works at the moment?
Many Thanks Eds