WebDAV Advanced Collections Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (webdav WG)
Authors Jim Whitehead  , Judith Slein  , Jim Davis  , Alan Babich  , Charles Fay  , Geoffrey Clemm  , T. Chihaya 
Last updated 1999-06-21
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The base WebDAV protocol [WebDAV] provides basic support for collections. It defines a MKCOL method for creating collections and specifies how other HTTP and WebDAV methods interact with collections. It supports internal members of collections, which it defines as URIs that are immediately relative to the URI of the collection. Many applications, however, need more powerful collections. There are two areas in particular where more powerful functionality is often needed: referential resources and ordering. This draft specifies extensions to the base WebDAV protocol to support these more powerful collections.


Jim Whitehead (ejw@cse.ucsc.edu)
Judith Slein (jslein@crt.xerox.com)
Jim Davis (jdavis@parc.xerox.com)
Alan Babich (ababich@filenet.com)
Charles Fay (cfay@filenet.com)
Geoffrey Clemm (geoffrey.clemm@rational.com)
T. Chihaya (Tyson@DataChannel.com)

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